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Gyrant vs. Tyrant

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Gyrantadjective

(poetic) gyrating

Tyrantnoun

A usurper; one who gains power and rules extralegally, distinguished from kings elevated by election or succession.

Gyrantadjective

Gyrating.

Tyrantnoun

(obsolete) Any monarch or governor.

Tyrantnoun

A despot; a ruler who governs unjustly, cruelly, or harshly.

Tyrantnoun

(by extension) Any person who abuses the power of position or office to treat others unjustly, cruelly, or harshly.

Tyrantnoun

(by extension) A villain; a person or thing who uses strength or violence to treat others unjustly, cruelly, or harshly.

Tyrantnoun

The pl=s, members of the family Tyrannidae, which often fight or drive off other birds which approach their nests.

Tyrantadjective

(uncommon) Tyrannical, tyrannous; like, characteristic of, or in the manner of a tyrant.

Tyrantverb

To act like a tyrant; to be tyrannical.

Tyrantverb

To tyrannize.

Tyrantnoun

An absolute ruler; a sovereign unrestrained by law or constitution; a usurper of sovereignty.

Tyrantnoun

Specifically, a monarch, or other ruler or master, who uses power to oppress his subjects; a person who exercises unlawful authority, or lawful authority in an unlawful manner; one who by taxation, injustice, or cruel punishment, or the demand of unreasonable services, imposes burdens and hardships on those under his control, which law and humanity do not authorize, or which the purposes of government do not require; a cruel master; an oppressor.

‘Love, to a yielding heart, is a king, but to a resisting, is a tyrant.’;

Tyrantnoun

Any one of numerous species of American clamatorial birds belonging to the family Tyrannidæ; - called also tyrant bird.

Tyrantverb

To act like a tyrant; to play the tyrant; be to tyrannical.

Tyrantnoun

a cruel and oppressive dictator

Tyrantnoun

in ancient Greece, a ruler who had seized power without legal right to it

Tyrantnoun

any person who exercises power in a cruel way;

‘his father was a tyrant’;

Tyrant

A tyrant (from Ancient Greek τύραννος, tyrannos), in the modern English usage of the word, is an absolute ruler who is unrestrained by law, or one who has usurped a legitimate ruler's sovereignty. Often portrayed as cruel, tyrants may defend their positions by resorting to repressive means.

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