Peremptory - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pəˈremptərɪ|  American pronunciation of the word peremptory
Brit.  |pəˈrem(p)t(ə)rɪ|  British pronunciation of the word peremptory


- offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power (syn: autocratic, bossy, dominating, magisterial)
a swaggering peremptory manner
- not allowing contradiction or refusal
spoke in peremptory tones
peremptory commands
- putting an end to all debate or action
a peremptory decree

Extra examples

Her peremptory tone angered me.

...the governor's peremptory personal assistant began telling the crowd of reporters and photographers exactly where they had to stand...

The more barbarous is a nation, the more imposing and peremptory are its claims.

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