HyperDic: tyranny

English > 2 senses of the word tyranny:
NOUNgrouptyranny, dictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianisma form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
statetyranny, absolutism, despotismdominance through threat of punishment and violence
tyranny > pronunciation
Soundstih'rahniy
Rhymesabalone ... Zuni: 221 rhymes with niy...
English > tyranny: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).
Synonymsdictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism
Narrowerpolice stateA country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
Broaderautocracy, autarchyA political system governed by a single individual
Spanishabsolutismo, autocracia, autoritarismo, despotismo, dictadura, estalinismo, tiranía, totalitarismo
Catalanabsolutisme, autoritarisme, despotisme, dictadura, estalinisme, monocràcia, tirania, totalitarisme
English > tyranny: 2 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningdominance through threat of punishment and violence.
Synonymsabsolutism, despotism
Broaderdominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, controlThe state that exists when one person or group has power over another
Spanishabsolutismo, despotismo, tiranía
Catalanabsolutisme, despotisme, tirania
Adjectivestyrannic, tyrannicalcharacteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule
tyrannicalmarked by unjust / unjust / unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

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