Imperious definition

ĭm-pîrē-əs
Arrogantly domineering or overbearing.
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Urgent; pressing.

An imperious necessity.

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Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
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(obsolete) Regal; imperial.
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Urgent; imperative.
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The definition of imperious is someone or something that is domineering and demanding, without any justification or right.

An example of imperious is a demand by a new house guest that you go to the store and buy him the type of drink he enjoys.

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Origin of imperious

  • From Latin imperiōsus from imperium imperium empire

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin imperiōsus (“mighty, powerful”), from imperium (“command, authority, power”)

    From Wiktionary