Tyrannical – Using power over people in a cruel way
To remember the definition of the word tyrannical, use the following mnemonic:
The "Tyrannosaurus!" is called upon (tyrannical) to control and have power over people.
Examples of tyrannical in a sentence
The dictator’s tyrannical behaviour lasted decades, and he ran his country with an iron fist.
Because he was so tyrannical, most of the hateful manager’s employees were too afraid to talk to him.
Tyrannical and oppressive, Laura’s husband ruled their household as a cruel king.