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Spanish translation of “tyrant”


noun /ˈtairənt/
a cruel and unjust ruler The people suffered under foreign tyrants. tyrannical /tiˈrӕnikəl/ adjective (also tyrannous /ˈtirənəs/) of or like a tyrant a tyrannical ruler His actions were tyrannous. tyrannically adverb ( tyrannously)
tyrannize /ˈti-/ verb ( ( also tyranniseBritish)) to rule or treat (a person or people) cruelly and unjustly He tyrannizes his family. tyranny /ˈti-/ noun (plural tyrannies) an action, or the method of ruling, of a tyrant People will always resist tyranny.
(Definition of tyrant from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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