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Definition of tyrant:

  1. One who obtains supreme power by usurpation, and maintains it by force; a ruler or sovereign who uses power to oppress; one who abuses his rule or authority by acts of oppression and cruelty; a despotic ruler; an oppressor.

Synonyms:

boss, martinet, caesar, tyrannizer, strongman, enforcer, the establishment, chieftain, man on horseback, employer, nag, absolute ruler, figurehead, chief, f├╝hrer, Big Brother, inquisitor, disciplinarian, gatekeeper, over, control freak, demagogue, taskmaster, pharaoh, enforcer, authoritarian.

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