Imperious vs Imperiousness - What's the difference?

imperious | imperiousness |


As an adjective imperious

is domineering, arrogant, or overbearing.

As a noun imperiousness is

the quality of being imperious; arrogance; haughtiness; urgency.

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

    imperiousness

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The quality of being imperious; arrogance; haughtiness; urgency.
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