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tyranny (noun) cruel rule/cruelty.
The cruel rule by a king who enjoys complete power is tyranny. The rule by a tyrant, that is, a ruler with uncontrolled power is tyranny. Tyrants. Because of the uncontrolled power, usually tend to be cruel to their subjects. The people suffer under their cruel rule. Cruel use of power by those in power is tyranny. The cruel treatment of a person by their master or by those in power over them is tyranny.
- The tyranny of the past rulers of most kingdoms of the world was unbearable. The cruel and oppressive rule of these rulers caused a lot of suffering to the people under their rule.
- Unable to bear the tyranny of his master, the servant ran away. The cruelty of the master was too much.