Definition of "imperious" []

  • Arrogantly domineering or overbearing. See Synonyms at dictatorial. (adjective)
  • Urgent; pressing. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Regal; imperial. (adjective)
  • Domineering; arrogant; overbearing (adjective)

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  • Urgent; imperative (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "imperious" in a sentence
  • "Mrs. Prendergast looked across at Eva, her expression imperious."
  • "She was again imperious, ran the dicussions like a martinet, bristled when one Smith student said she hadn't read the books, but had seen the MP movie."
  • "Throughout his time at the company, its stock remained stagnant under what was described as his imperious leadership and "deficient strategy, operations, capital allocation, and governance.""