noun. ['ˈtɪrəni'] a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).
- police state
- one-man rule
Words that Rhyme with Tyranny
How do you spell tyranny? Is it tyrrany ?
A common misspelling of tyranny is tyrrany
Example sentences of the word tyranny
1. Noun, singular or mass
He saw factions as protection against tyranny and encouraged a form of government that would encourage and bolster factions.
Quotes containing the word tyranny
1. Down with tyranny!' Bramble cried. 'Aristocracy! Autocracy! Monocracy! Other ocracy things! You are outnumbered, sir! Surrender!
- Heather Dixon, Entwined
2. I am a strong believer in the tyranny, the dictatorship, the absolute authority of the writer.
- Philip Pullman
3. Speak against unconscious oppression,Speak against the tyranny of the unimaginative,Speak against bonds.
- Ezra Pound
noun. ['ˈtɪrəni'] dominance through threat of punishment and violence.