Definition of peremptory:
imposing, controlling, assertive, exacting, positive, sarcastic, commanding, authoritarian, compulsive, high-and-mighty, dominating, grand, ascendant, stringent, autocratic, uncompromising, absolute, cruel, firm, tyrannic, imperious, supreme, distinguished, lordly, haughty, compulsory, severe, decisive, imperative, firm, rigorous, over, unequivocal, fixed, comprehensive, magisterial, ascendent, bossy, finished, domineering, arbitrary, coercive, irresponsible, unconditional, authoritative, masterful, overlooking, dogmatic.
- "Matthew Arnold", George Saintsbury.
- "The Secret of the Night", Gaston Leroux.
- "Our Bessie", Rosa Nouchette Carey.