Meaning of tyrannical

ty•ran•ni•cal

Pronunciation: (ti-ran'i-kul, tī-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or characteristic of a tyrant.
  2. unjustly cruel, harsh, or severe; arbitrary or oppressive; despotic: a tyrannical ruler.
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