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Meaning of imperious

im•pe•ri•ous

Pronunciation: (im-pēr'ē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing: an imperious manner; an imperious person.
  2. urgent; imperative: imperious need.
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