Meaning of “imperious” in the English Dictionary

"imperious" in English

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imperiousadjective

uk /ɪmˈpɪə.ri.əs/ us /ɪmˈpɪr.i.əs/
imperiously
adverb uk /ɪmˈpɪə.ri.əs.li/ us /ɪmˈpɪr.i.əs.li/
imperiousness
noun [ U ] uk /ɪmˈpɪə.ri.əs.nəs/ us /ɪmˈpɪr.i.əs.nəs/

(Definition of “imperious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"imperious" in American English

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imperiousadjective

us /ɪmˈpɪər·i·əs/ fml

with an attitude of authority and expecting obedience:

She was a very imperious, arrogant woman.

(Definition of “imperious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)