Imperious vs Imperiously - What's the difference?

imperious | imperiously |


As an adjective imperious

is domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.

As an adverb imperiously is

in an imperious manner.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

imperious

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.
  • * 1866 – , translated by C. J. Hogarth
  • ...she glanced about her in an imperious , challenging sort of way, with looks and gestures that clearly were unstudied.
  • Urgent.
  • * 1891
  • Circumstances of an imperious nature, which it is unnecessary to relate here, had prevented him from taking service with that gallant army which had fought the disastrous campaigns ending with the fall of Corinth.
  • (obsolete) Imperial or regal.
  • * 1895
  • She was quick, beautiful, imperious , while he was quiet, slow, and misty.

    Synonyms

    * (domineering) authoritarian, bossy, dictatorial, domineering, overbearing

    imperiously

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • In an imperious manner.
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