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English definition of “tyrannical”

tyrannical

adjective uk   /tɪˈræn.ɪ.kəl/ us  
using, showing, or relating to the unfair and cruel use of power over other people in a country, group, etc.: a tyrannical leader/regime/political system In the end she left home just to escape the tyrannical rule of her mother.Systems of governmentTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
tyrannically
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
Systems of government
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