Meaning of Pharaonic


Pronunciation: (fâr"ā-on'ik, far"-), [key]
— adj.
  1. (sometimes l.c.) of or like a Pharaoh: living in Pharaonic splendor.
  2. (usually l.c.) impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc.: a construction project of pharaonic proportions.
  3. (l.c.) cruelly oppressive; tyrannical: pharaonic tax laws.
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