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Synonyms for tyrant

Synonyms for tyrant

an absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive

one who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority

Synonyms for tyrant

a cruel and oppressive dictator

in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it

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any person who exercises power in a cruel way

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I think they would be convinced that George the third has not one grain of Tyrany in his Composition, and that he is not, he cannot be that bloody minded man they have so repeatedly and so illiberally called him.
Vardin [Mgeladze], Sovetskaia pechat': sobornik statei (Moscow, 1924), 59-60, for a declaration by the head of the Press Subsection of Agitprop that the press "should lead a tireless, relentless struggle against bureaucracy, red tape, bureaucratic despotism, petty tyrany, boorishness"; and Nikolai I.
One of the most heated, angry, and irreconcilable instances of definition tyrany is in the abortion debate.