View definitions for tyranny


Discover More

Example Sentences

It is a woeful abuse of history to claim the filibuster protects the minority from the tyranny of the majority.

From Vox

These tactics jettison a different kind of tyranny — the tyranny of the click — and leverage the duration of readers’ engagement instead.

From Digiday

Memory releases our mental life from the tyranny of the present moment.

We are here today to declare that we will never submit to tyranny.

Lewis’s concept was that even that would be preferable to “omnipotent moral busybodies” being in charge, because he said that could lead to what “may be the most oppressive” form of tyranny.

Applying the apartheid label is incorrect—and is also confusing because it obscures the tyranny which is in force.

This platform can be a force multiplier for those struggling against tyranny.

The Bill of Rights, and especially the First Amendment, were intended to protect the powerless from the tyranny of the powerful.

In one fell swoop, the Supreme Court has constrained government power, expanded corporate rights, and protected religious tyranny.

It also called for the establishment of laws and institutions that might protect minorities against the tyranny of the majority.

The object of these scarli is to manifest the popular exultation at the annihilation of feudal tyranny.

Mr. Hutchinson was doubtless temperamentally less inclined to fear tyranny than anarchy.

Yet the Clarion opposes sweating and tyranny and hypocrisy, and does its best to defeat and to destroy them.

She thinks of politics, and of the tyranny of kings and nobles, and of the unjust inequalities of man.

Amid the perpetration of much bloodshed and tyranny, Christianity has certainly achieved some good.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tyranny, such as: authoritarianism, autocracy, coercion, cruelty, despotism, and domination.

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