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imperious (adj) commanding; demanding obedience.

An imperious person is arrogant and expects others to obey them. An imperious person treats others as their inferiors and demands obedience from them. An imperious voice is a commanding voice. An imperious command is one that is to be obeyed.

  • 'Get the job done, and get it done at one,' she said in an imperious voice. There was no mistaking the arrogance in her words.
  • Used to the imperious ways of their former boss, the employees were pleasantly surprised to find the new boss mild-mannered and gentle, though as tough as the old boss.
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