Definition of "tyrannised" [tyrannised]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of tyrannise. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tyrannised" in a sentence
  • "If you believe the more excitable conservative papers, we live in a country tyrannised by health and safety fanatics."
  • "The problem lies in being unable (or unwilling) to distinguish which groups are genuinely oppressed and tyrannised (is that a word?) - they all get lumped together: Tibet, Darfur, South Africa, Palestine ... all seen as victims of evil imperial powers."
  • "The Fellah must either tyrannise or be tyrannised over; he is never happier than under a strong-handed despotism and he has never been more miserable than under British rule, or rather, misrule."