imperious imperious  /ɪm ˈpɪ ri əs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

Usage(s):

  1. Carla's imperious and bossy nature can be too much to take at times.
  2. The imperious face of the business class traveler turned ashen when it was announced that the airplane would do an emergency landing on the river.

News

  1. Confederations Cup Power Rankings Following First Round of Matches

    It may not be the World Cup, but the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup hasn ’t lacked either talking points or material for the highlight reel ahead of the second round of matches. Already we have seen a Neymar gola ço, a sublime Andrea Pirlo free kick, an imperious performance from Spain and a spirited effort from a Tahiti side that commemorated their only goal in Monday’s 6-1 defeat to Nigeria with ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Horse racing-Animal Kingdom the star Ascot attraction

    By Justin Palmer LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) - Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom bids to follow in Frankel's hallowed hoof-prints with the American raider providing the star billing on the opening day of Royal Ascot on Tuesday. Frankel enjoyed an imperious 11-length triumph in the Queen Anne Stakes last year on his way to becoming the world's highest-rated racehorse. The ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "The court is guilty of an imperious assault on the rights of parents," said Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of Focus on the Family. "How dare these judges have the audacity to label tens of thousands of parents criminals - the...
    on Mar 6, 2008 By: James Dobson Source: CitizenLink

  2. "I think they'll (McCain and Obama) both govern from a place that is far less imperious," Stewart said.
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Jon Stewart Source: Washington Post

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