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Definition of imperious:

  1. Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic.
  2. Haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner.
  3. Imperative; urgent; compelling.

Synonyms:

highfalutin, lofty, coercive, contemptuous, overweening, exultant, rejoicing, insulting, irresponsible, supreme, arbitrary, critical, bold, grand, masterful, stiff-necked, presuming, exigent, lordly, sneering, proud, uppity, necessitous, exacting, clamant, overbearing, magisterial, swashbuckling, dogmatic, haughty, compulsive, superior, prideful, pretentious, huffish, self-assertive, disdainful, unequivocal, tyrannical, sniffy, assumptive, compulsory, swaggering, urgent, pompous, triumphal, over, scornful, huffy, instant, tyrannous, self-assured, compelling, cavalier, high-handed, toplofty, supercilious, emergent, despotic, burning, absolute, importunate, controlling, crucial, assertive, pressing, positive, uppish, chesty, self-possessed, self-confident, self-asserting, confident, dignified, dire, high-hat, jubilant, unconditional, bumptious, imperative, august, bossy, exulting, forceful, triumphant, snide, crying, peremptory, domineering, willful, presumptuous, high-and-mighty, assumptive.

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