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Definition of "pharaonic" [phar•a•on•ic]

  • Of or pertaining to a Pharaoh (adjective)
  • Impressively large or luxurious (adjective)
  • Tyrannical or brutally oppressive (adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to infibulation as a means of female circumcision (adjective)

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Use "pharaonic" in a sentence
  • "Then the team led by Bard and an Italian archeologist, Rodolfo Fattovich, started uncovering maritime storerooms in 2004, putting hard timber and rugged rigging to the notion of pharaonic deepwater prowess."
  • "Boston University archeologist Kathryn Bard and her colleagues are uncovering the oldest remnants of seagoing ships and other relics linked to exotic trade with a mysterious Red Sea realm called Punt ... the team led by Bard and an Italian archeologist, Rodolfo Fattovich, started uncovering maritime storerooms in 2004, putting hard timber and rugged rigging to the notion of pharaonic deepwater prowess."
  • "Backed by a huge sign saying "Alan Provides," Mr. Garcia said his government had avoided "pharaonic" projects, favoring building gritty infrastructure, for needs such as drinking water, sewage and low-cost housing."