HyperDic: peremptory

English > 3 senses of the word peremptory:
ADJECTIVEallperemptory, autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterialoffensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
allperemptorynot allowing contradiction or refusal
allperemptoryputting an end to all debate or action
peremptory > pronunciation
Soundspereh'mpteriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > peremptory: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningoffensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power.
Example "a swaggering peremptory manner"
Synonymsautocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial
Broaderdomineeringtending to domineer
Spanishautocrático, mandón, perentorio
Catalanautocràtic, manaire, peremptori
English > peremptory: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot allowing contradiction or refusal.
Examples
  • "spoke in peremptory tones"
  • "peremptory commands"
Broaderimperativerequiring attention or action
Spanishautoritario, imperioso, perentorio
Catalanautoritari, imperiós, peremptori
Adverbsperemptorilyin an imperative and commanding manner
English > peremptory: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningputting an end to all debate or action.
Example"a peremptory decree"
BroaderdecisiveDetermining or having the power to determine an outcome
Spanishperentorio
Catalanperemptori

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