imperiousness








adjective

  1. domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing: an imperious manner; an imperious person.
  2. urgent; imperative: imperious need.

adjective

  1. domineering; arrogant; overbearing
  2. rare urgent; imperative
adj.

1540s, from Latin imperiosus “commanding, mighty, powerful,” from imperium “empire, command” (see empire). Related: Imperiously.

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