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adjective as in harsh

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Human rights groups, however, said the measures were “draconian” and counter-productive.

This photograph is a critique of how draconian the rules of society can be.

A top National Institutes of Health official called the quarantines “draconian.”

The holiday may see more Hongkongers hit the streets, which in turn could provoke the authorities to take more-draconian measures.

I fear the latter, given the draconian governmental measures over a single case, but time will tell.

To walk these two miles per diem is a Draconian law which I impose upon myself during all seasons of the year.

He read the sentence through three times, and then recollected that he had not looked up the Draconian reforms.

Turlough was unquestionably somewhat Spartan in his severities, if not Draconian in his administration of justice.

If there are exceptions who do not subscribe to these Draconian laws of the Parisian code, they are solitary examples.

As the spoliation went on, the decrees became more and more Draconian.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to draconian, such as: cruel, drastic, heavy-handed, oppressive, severe, and strict.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.