tyrant - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈtaɪrənt/
singulartyrant
pluraltyrants
  1. 1
    someone who rules a country in a cruel and unfair way

    The country was ruled by a brutal tyrant.

  2. 2
    someone in a position of power who behaves in a cruel and unfair way

    She describes her husband as a tyrant.