Imperious



[im-peer-ee-uh s] /ɪmˈpɪər i əs/

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