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Imperiousness   Listen

The trait of being imperious and overbearing.  Synonyms: domineeringness, overbearingness.

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"Imperiousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... insolence of his tone Josephine became violently agitated. "Father," she said, with the imperiousness of an only and indulged child, "I have asked you not to interfere between Fred and me. I thought I had ...
— The Grain Of Dust - A Novel • David Graham Phillips

... a plucky man; he even had flashes of heroism, and when he was with weaker men, he was thought to have nerve and even grit; but when he entered the House of Commons, although a hero at the bar, the imperiousness, the audacious scorn, and the intellectual supremacy of Pitt disturbed his equanimity and exposed the weak places in his armor. In Pitt's commanding presence he lost his equilibrium. His individuality seemed off its centre; he felt ...
— Architects of Fate - or, Steps to Success and Power • Orison Swett Marden

... be—that is, I am going to help you, Martha, and you have got to show me how," I answered her as a kind of determination that was stronger than any like emotion I had ever had came over me. "Tell me what to do, Martha, for you and—and for the kiddie," I commanded her with my usual imperiousness. ...
— The Heart's Kingdom • Maria Thompson Daviess

... apparent tolerance and good humor, there was a great deal of the arbitrary and despotic in Mr. Jefferson's nature. Stern principle alone enabled him to keep his native imperiousness ...
— Thomas Jefferson • Edward S. Ellis et. al.

Words linked to "Imperiousness" :   hauteur, haughtiness, high-handedness, arrogance, imperious, overbearingness, lordliness

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