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1. tyrant

noun. ['ˈtaɪrənt'] a cruel and oppressive dictator.

Synonyms

  • dictator
  • czar
  • potentate
  • autocrat

Antonyms

  • introvert
  • withholder
  • male
  • adult

Etymology

  • tirant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tyrannus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Tyrant

  • aspirant

Sentences with tyrant


1. Adjective
Don't be the tyrant boss that nobody can stand.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Once the tyrant is deposed, the people create a new social contract in place of the old one.

Quotes about tyrant


1. O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain!
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

2. The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
- Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

3. Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
- Winston S. Churchill

2. tyrant

noun. ['ˈtaɪrənt'] any person who exercises power in a cruel way.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert
  • debtor

Etymology

  • tirant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tyrannus (Latin)

3. tyrant

noun. ['ˈtaɪrənt'] in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it.

Synonyms

  • swayer

Antonyms

  • follower
  • bad guy

Etymology

  • tirant (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • tyrannus (Latin)
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