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synonyms for draconian

  • cruel
  • drastic
  • heavy-handed
  • oppressive
  • severe
  • strict
  • brutal
  • exorbitant
  • extreme
  • rough
  • very severe
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antonyms for draconian

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  • amenable
  • calm
  • easy
  • easy-going
  • gentle
  • mild
  • temperate
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How to use draconian in a sentence

To walk these two miles per diem is a Draconian law which I impose upon myself during all seasons of the year.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
He read the sentence through three times, and then recollected that he had not looked up the Draconian reforms.
THE CRUISE OF THE DAZZLERJACK LONDON
Turlough was unquestionably somewhat Spartan in his severities, if not Draconian in his administration of justice.
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF IRELAND FROM AD 400 TO 1800MARY FRANCES CUSACK
If there are exceptions who do not subscribe to these Draconian laws of the Parisian code, they are solitary examples.
FATHER GORIOTHONORE DE BALZAC
As the spoliation went on, the decrees became more and more Draconian.
FRANCE AND THE REPUBLICWILLIAM HENRY HURLBERT
With the Draconian rules on the subject, the syndic assumed a heavy burden towards the King, as well as towards his kinsmen.
THE PRINTED BOOKHENRI BOUCHOT
The penalties he assigned for transgressions were on the whole less Draconian than those inflicted before his time.
BYZANTINE CHURCHES IN CONSTANTINOPLEALEXANDER VAN MILLINGEN
Careful from the first for these wards of the nation, Brouillard had made laws of Draconian severity.
THE CITY OF NUMBERED DAYSFRANCIS LYNDE
There were, however, some exceptions even to this Draconian system.
MIRK ABBEY, VOLUME 3(OF 3)JAMES PAYN
But other factors than this Draconian code worked at last toward order in this English West.
PIONEERS OF THE OLD SOUTHMARY JOHNSTON
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WORDS RELATED TO DRACONIAN

  • callous
  • draconian
  • harsh
  • intemperate
  • pitiless
  • rigorous
  • ruthless
  • savage
  • severe
  • tyrannical
  • unfeeling
  • unkind
  • unmerciful
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