imperiousness imperiousness


  • (n) the trait of being imperious and overbearing



  1. Although he was firm in upholding orthodoxy, in this and other cases, Dolan tended to respond without rancor or imperiousness.
  2. Or a certain imperiousness in Blanchett's playing, a certain dangerousness in Owen's.
  3. According to royal aides, Mswati likewise displays a natural imperiousness.


  1. Hirst described Turnbull as "a plummy brew of eloquence, imperiousness and un-humble pie, plus a kind of sighing, saturnine resignation that his job necessarily involves being constantly surrounded by cretins. Ah the bright man's burden! The lot of...
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Rob Hirst Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Last night," Rivera says, "somebody heard a woman saying, 'Do you think she uses that cane because she needs it?' A diva's imperiousness takes over: Well, if they'd really looked at my curtain call, she could clearly see I do not need a cane,...
    on May 30, 2008 By: Chita Rivera Source: Washington Post

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