WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ty•ran•ni•cal /tɪˈrænɪkəl, taɪ-/USA pronunciation  also  tyˈran•nic,  adj. 
  1. of or relating to tyranny;
    oppressive:a tyrannical king.
ty•ran•ni•cal•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ty•ran•ni•cal  (ti rani kəl, tī-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of or characteristic of a tyrant.
  2. unjustly cruel, harsh, or severe;
    arbitrary or oppressive;
    despotic:a tyrannical ruler.
Also,  ty•rannic.  ty•ranni•cal•ly, adv. 
ty•ranni•cal•ness, n. 
  • Greek tyrannikós, equivalent. to týrann(os) tyrant + -ikos -ic) + -al1
  • Latin tyrannic(us) (
  • 1530–40
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged dictatorial;
      imperious, domineering.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

tyrannical /tɪˈrænɪkəl/, tyrannic /tɪˈrænɪk/ adj
  1. characteristic of or relating to a tyrant or to tyranny; oppressive

tyˈrannically adv

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