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Definition of Imperious


  1. Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic.
  2. Haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner.
  3. Imperative; urgent; compelling.

Imperious Quotations

Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still.
Barbara Kingsolver

The prayers of a lover are more imperious than the menaces of the whole world.
George Sand

Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.
George Bernard Shaw

Even modern English people are imperious, superior, ridden by class. All of the hypocrisy and the difficulties that are endemic in being British also make it an incredibly fertile place culturally. A brilliant place to live. Sad but true.
Pete Townshend

Nothing but an imperious intellectual and moral necessity can drive into doubt a religious mind, for it is as though an earthquake shook the foundations of the soul, and the very being quivers and sways under the shock.
Annie Besant
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Imperious Translations

imperious in German is herrisch, gebieterisch, befehlshaberisch
imperious in Latin is imperiosus
imperious in Spanish is imperioso
imperious in Swedish is befallande
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