imperious


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • adj

Synonyms for imperious

Synonyms for imperious

Synonyms for imperious

having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

References in classic literature ?
Edna was a trifle embarrassed at being thus signaled out for the imperious little woman's favor.
There was no resisting this imperious command, it would have been useless.
Though unable to walk, she had arrived borne aloft in an armchair (her mode of conveyance for the last five years), as brisk, aggressive, self-satisfied, bolt-upright, loudly imperious, and generally abusive as ever.
Also, her large grey head, with its keen, rugged features, remained always erect as she glanced about her in an imperious, challenging sort of way, with looks and gestures that clearly were unstudied.
Often, nevertheless, more from caprice than necessity, she demanded to be taken up in arms; but was soon as imperious to he let down again, and frisked onward before Hester the grassy pathway, with many a harmless trip and tumble.
Emma Jane had disposed of three single cakes, Rebecca of three small boxes; for a difference in their ability to persuade the public was clearly defined at the start, though neither of them ascribed either success or defeat to anything but the imperious force of circumstances.
He fixed his eyes on Ben Weatherstaff in his funny imperious way.
But despite the Dutchman's imperious start to the campaign, it is James Milner who is the early contender for PFA Player of the Year.
In secret, and with the arrogance of the imperious and the impudence of the aggressive, Britain and France looked at a map of a foreign region and drew lines in the sand.
Widely regarded as the greatest scrabble players of all times Richards was in imperious form, winning 23 of the 29 matches.
Summary: Mohammad Haidar and Ahmad Zreik were equally imperious as Ahed crushed Syrian side Al-Jaish 4-1 in the AFC Cup Tuesday to move top of Group B after four rounds.
Bangalore skipper Kohli, in particular, has been in imperious form, plundering 561 runs in his nine outings.
Smith, as the doddery neurotic, is in imperious form, giving a performance saved from caricature by moments of pure, heartbreaking pathos.
Stones was back to his imperious best against West Ham while Chelsea continue to falter, losing 1-0 away to Stoke City to sink to 16th in the table.