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tyrantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtaɪə.rənt/  us   /ˈtaɪ-/
a ​ruler who has ​unlimitedpower over other ​people, and uses it ​unfairly and ​cruelly: Tamir, one of several ​sons of the ​exiledruler, ​vowed he would ​liberate his ​country from the tyrant.figurative humorous Overnight my ​bossseems to have ​turned into a tyrant.
(Definition of tyrant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tyrant”
in Korean 폭군…
in Arabic طاغِية, مُسْتَبِدّ…
in Malaysian orang yg zalim…
in French tyran…
in Russian тиран…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴君, 暴虐的人, 專橫的人…
in Italian tiranno, -a…
in Turkish zorba, zalim, zulmeden kimse…
in Polish tyran…
in Spanish tirano…
in Vietnamese bạo chúa…
in Portuguese tirano, -a…
in Thai ผู้ปกครองที่เผด็จการ…
in German der/die Tyrann(in)…
in Catalan tirà, -ana…
in Japanese 暴君, 独裁者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴君, 暴虐的人, 专横的人…
in Indonesian tirani…
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