Imperious

Definition of Imperious

Im`pe´ri`ous
a.1.Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic.
Therefore, great lords, be, as your titles witness,
Imperious.
- Shak.
2.Haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner.
This imperious man will work us all
From princes into pages.
- Shak.
His bold, contemptuous, and imperious spirit soon made him conspicuous.
- Macaulay.
3.Imperative; urgent; compelling.
Imperious need, which can not be withstood.
- Dryden.

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