Synonym of imperious

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Arrogant and domineering
dictatorial domineering bossy overbearing authoritative commanding peremptory authoritarian high-handed arrogant lordly overweening autocratic imperial tyrannical despotic haughty tyrannous arbitrary assertive autocratical bullish dominating forceful magisterial masterful officious tyrannic wilful willful pushful pushy compulsatory compulsory exacting mandatory obligatory oppressive required high and mighty throwing one's weight around harsh severe dogmatic absolute draconian strict autarchic totalitarian anti-democratic repressive imperative undemocratic firm rigid monocratic unyielding czarist tsarist doctrinaire demanding iron-handed illiberal inflexible imposing iron-fisted heavy-handed controlling coercive stern egotistic confident pompous tough summary insistent dominant disciplinarian cruel cocky uncompromising rigorous absolutist stringent ruthless self-confident merciless hard lofty powerful supercilious superior proud bullying brutal unlimited one-party stuffy emphatic subjugating unjust insolent regnant decisive compelling Neronian uncontrolled inhuman autarchical obstinate ironhanded mean unsparing hard-line unbending solid pitiless stiff rough inexorable relentless self-assured all-powerful self-willed ordering aggressive bidding masterly assured impressive unaccountable unconstitutional single-party fascistic overpowering strong-willed unreasonable unrestrained patronizing overconfident dystopian sure of oneself autonomous pushing driving czarlike throwing one's weight about downright brusque crack the whip in driver's seat on high horse dogmatical august patronising judicial stately majestic highhanded dignified regal pontifical overproud cocksure presumptuous abrupt strong brisk unassailable no joke flat-out straight out clamorous dictative crack-the-whip opinionated lording it positive preponderant snotty high-and-mighty uppity ascendant prevalent cavalier disdainful sniffy intolerant absolutistic in charge cast-iron brassbound decided not backward in coming forward definite fixed certain undeniable finished no ifs ands or buts throwing weight around hard to please classic classical definitive judgelike judge-like heavy overwhelming burdensome crushing fierce murderous trying onerous excruciating bitter unfair hardhanded punitive rugged grim searing grievous hardheaded uncharitable single-minded dour intractable by the book unrelenting resolved dyed-in-the-wool dogged hardhearted hard-nosed obdurate browbeating mulish callous hardened extreme ossified formidable hard-core stiff-necked hard-hearted austere ascetic steadfast determined unflinching drastic pressing unsympathetic dire unforgiving astringent no-nonsense resolute ascetical disciplinary immovable grave bullheaded disheartening gloomy backbreaking discouraging weighty sombre hefty dismal depressive troubling dispiriting superincumbent bleak worrying distressing troublesome stressful exigent somber taxing depressing confining headache rough going

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Having an arrogant, self-important or pompous manner
arrogant haughty supercilious pompous lordly lofty pretentious superior presumptuous overweening uppity cavalier uppish hifalutin highfalutin important bumptious peremptory huffy sniffy huffish chesty toplofty toploftical assumptive presuming masterful high-handed high-and-mighty self-assertive stiff-necked self-asserting high-hat conceited proud snooty overbearing condescending disdainful self-important cocky patronizing snobbish egotistic stuck-up high and mighty patronising vain smug domineering vainglorious egotistical contemptuous swaggering toffee-nosed insolent scornful prideful hoity-toity snobby overconfident snotty boastful puffed up self-opinionated affected audacious narcissistic magisterial forward bigheaded bossy pontifical self-satisfied swollen-headed brash opinionated egoistic egoistical immodest swellheaded pushy self-conceited self-centered snippy self-centred bold grandiose full of oneself big-headed aloof bragging biggity ostentatious blustering selfish biggety impudent stuck up assured egocentric bloated fancy-pants assuming la-di-da hubristic cheeky cocksure know-it-all autocratic self-affected self-promoting self-contented self-adulatory self-glorifying self-engrossed self-congratulatory brazen above oneself confident self-confident dictatorial impertinent elitist rude complacent sententious despotic sneering mocking brassy authoritarian scoffing cool posh self-assured self-righteous self-serving saucy cold-shoulder orgulous dismissive contumelious stiff full of yourself tyrannical holier-than-thou blusterous showy smarty officious uncivil sassy portentous jumped up inconsiderate consequential pontificating puffy inflated flaunting on high horse wise guy self-loving swanky puffed-up on an ego trip too big for your boots on your high horse strutting offhand nervy pushful gracious brusque indifferent smart abrupt discourteous unceremonious malapert impolite high ungracious la-de-da high-minded flatulent terse curt self-aggrandizing pert fresh highfaluting disrespectful belittling putting on airs smart-alecky pleased with yourself sure too big for one's boots too big for one's breeches braggart bombastic braggy self-complacent self-pleased unreserved self-flattering self-gratulatory self-dramatizing blustery self-applauding dominating extroverted extraverted uninhibited arbitrary oppressive stuffy puffed undemocratic heavy-handed stooping willful rigid wilful inflexible anti-democratic repressive vaunting giddy silliness thoughtless dizzy flighty ambitious hectoring ironhanded dominant loud obnoxious la-dee-da complaisant highhanded poncey windy boasting bullish loudmouth denigrating reserved distant detached casual offensively self-assertive swollen with pride unconcerned insouciant uninterested remote flip wise persnickety unabashed tony too big for one's britches nose in the air free familiar overbold full of hot air on one's high horse self-respecting refined unblushing boldfaced barefaced procacious bullying overfamiliar rash commanding airy wiseguy aristocratic standoffish splendid exaggerated grand spectacular flowery magnificent overstated self-admiring self-regarding self-obsessed self-absorbed impetuous previous premature overhasty hasty foolhardy precipitate glib cursory perfunctory off honourable honorable peacockish egomaniac presumptive high-flown take-it-or-leave-it pococurante offish improper inappropriate shameless throwing one's weight about high falutin wrapped up in oneself in love with oneself careless think too highly of oneself think one is the cat's pyjamas pleased with oneself have an excessively high opinion of oneself think one is the cat's whiskers think one is God's gift think a lot of oneself blunt insulting short derisive derisory withering gruff sharp taunting jeering bluff demeaning scathing degrading disparaging derogative derogatory snide decrying pejorative abhorrent depreciative denigratory slighting uncomplimentary depreciatory deprecatory detractive denigrative crusty snappy hard-nosed hard temperamental full of contempt sardonic upstage opprobrious disapproving downright brusk churlish snappish high hat dog it tart brisk snippety short-spoken dusty abusive critical offensive sarcastic scurrilous vituperative defamatory humiliating deprecating irreverent slanderous libellous libelous censorious negative reproachful blasphemous detracting unmannerly vulgar out-of-line deprecative hurtful ridiculing discrediting sacrilegious profane impious invective insubordinate vituperatory unflattering cynical mortifying debasing maligning satirical vitriolic teasing jibing scurrile scurril truculent damaging ungodly ill-mannered caustic reviling aweless unholy depreciating lippy reproving affronting biting contemptible spiteful fault-finding sarky unkind catty malicious injurious judgmental shaming admonitory condemnatory pillorying iconoclastic lampooning ironical unfavourable bad-mannered scolding unsympathetic obloquious foul shameful undignified nasty detractory irreverential unhallowed snidey violent berating mean scandalous calumniating flippant wounding lowering unfavorable despicable castigatory profanatory vilifying upbraiding calumniatory diminishing deflating dishonouring damning calumnious disgraceful hateful minimizing unpleasant ignominious abject unworthy minimising traducing personal cheapening inglorious infra dig dishonourable menial malevolent dishonoring despiteful harsh downgrading bringing shame dishonorable acerbic defiant unfriendly bitter unenthusiastic dimissory uncharitable surly hypercritical repulsive devastating quizzical ironic shrewish discreditable mud-slinging castigating epithetical satiric insinuating disappointed stinging blistering blasting searing dyslogistic disadvantageous sniping ill-bred aspersing snarky ill-natured mordacious irreligious godless snubbing blighting ridiculous absurd ludicrous cockamamie pathetic silly cockamamy laughable risible comical cutting farcical preposterous sharp-tongued rough unhandsome unmannered uncalled-for crushing objectionable accusatory gally misbehaved unfilial disgracious annoying irritating accusing faultfinding displeasing execrative imprecatory execratory swearing cursing rejecting contemning averse despising antipathetic scouting repudiating exasperating for the birds wretched corrupting unbecoming provocative vexing provoking galling exceptionable embarrassing full of reproof shocking unacceptable crude reprehensible censurable outrageous coarse turning up your nose at looking down your nose at indecent detestable upsetting venomous aspersive libeling excoriating offending malign defaming libelling disgracing injuring hurting abasing vile malignant reproaching brazen-faced lacking civility arch bold-faced bad mannered brassbound imperative breezy mannerless off-base put down

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In urgent need of immediate attention
urgent critical pressing imperative acute burning dire exigent clamant importunate compelling emergent necessitous crying instant crucial vital important essential serious grave desperate necessary peremptory significant drastic demanding pivotal clamorous key forceful paramount insistent persistent dogged tenacious binding severe obstinate major unrelenting extreme persevering unavoidable sore terrible exacting pertinacious momentous great coercive required high-priority parlous climacteric fundamental pushy principal chief decisive decided demanded unyielding inescapable immediate life-and-death of the utmost importance of the essence needful overriding immoderate demanding attention emphatic determined pertinent prevalent relevant integral emergency heavy intense impelling influential final active controversial adamant leading indispensable primary capital driving foremost current topical constraining contemporary conclusive firm unfaltering assertive weighty lively live deciding unwavering inexorable resolute patient of interest called-for life and death of great consequence top-priority very great must-have pre-eminent absolute definite definitive determining resolved pushful clamouring hurry-up persuasive claiming clamoring distressing forcing requiring obliging heat-on irresistible compulsory prime fateful authoritative trenchant resounding monotonous reiterative continuous relentless perseverant dangerous unremitting intransigent stubborn indefatigable tireless mandatory perilous settling incisive certain now or never hazardous aggressive obdurate nagging entreating enforced awful crisp settled fatal precarious requisite statutory dreadful incumbent prescribed litmus test profound suppliant avid overeager earnest disturbing solicitous high-pressure harassing annoying troublesome alarming egregious bad involuntary forced nonelective sudden afflictive life-threatening OB all-important the law compulsatory obligatory de rigueur overly solicitous consequential considerable far-reaching central substantial needed cardinal solemn portentous material vitally important heavyweight of consequence meaningful somber of moment sombre sober big historic of great import sedate heavy-duty monumental staid of significance large-scale no joke no laughing matter humourless humorless prerequisite earth-shattering appreciable called for of great importance no-nonsense main core intrinsic big deal underlined ponderous sizable noteworthy exceptional prominent extensive eventful basic special uncomic top large uppermost extraordinary focal remarkable premier telling high-level especial predominant supreme notable dominant pronounced sensational powerful arch grand salient preeminent big-time big league tough very important substantive conspicuous determinative front-page newsworthy earthshaking all important hefty life-or-death outstanding worthwhile tremendous prodigious worrying invaluable high first greatest imposing highest impactful striking mighty almighty marked difficult unforgettable life-changing grievous major-league of note constitutive radical master major league hard impressive of great moment nitty-gritty landmark strategic grim ruling meat-and-potatoes primal bottom-line world-shaking quintessential particular much needed sad deep crash best interesting basal super utmost without lacking needing head rush eminent vehement fierce furious dynamic arresting maximum super colossal mammoth valuable overruling vicious page-one unmissable germane business-critical mission-critical climactic real necessitating involving exciting buzzworthy tectonic elevated time-dependent time-sensitive crisis immense of import name-of-the-game coal-and-ice enormous sizeable huge very grave commanding calling for out of the ordinary of substance apocalyptic prevailing overbearing prior elemental sovereign exceeding ultra titanic vast astronomic astronomical ample staple overmastering controlling appropriate inherent rudimentary innate impromptu much strong distinctive headline noticeable preponderant obvious rare signal resonant memorable keynote worthy of attention carrying a lot of weight quantum uncommon generous milestone glaring unusual unordinary ponderable potent glorious earth-shaking epoch-making number one star sovran stellar No. 1 numero uno expedient wanted desired preferred proper incumbent on name of game specified elementary recommended goodly biggish life-saving glum stern high priority world-shattering life or death gloomy dour sweeping of vital importance extremely important austere quiet downbeat time-critical cold sober pointed instrumental matter of life and death top-level overshadowing big-league of concern high-profile disheartening harrowing discouraging deadly wretched ill-fated forbidding sobering shocking forlorn strenuous devastating ill-starred unamusing destructive ruinous desolate ugly depressing most important most prominent

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Characterized by a pompous air of infallibility

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Boldly self-assured
dominant assertive commanding confident domineering assured bold bullish strong demanding determined feisty firm authoritative forceful imposing pushy controlling decisive forward insistent bossy overbearing positive ambitious audacious driven fearless fierce collected committed composed daring emphatic intrepid poised powerful resolute resolved spirited staunch steadfast steely tenacious tough zealous self-assertive self-assured self-confident self-reliant strong-minded can-do cool-headed decided self-possessed strong-willed uncompromising dynamic hardline influential vehement vigorous compelling convincing persuasive potent stout militant robust competitive effective energetic violent brassy strenuous hard-hitting self-asserting in-your-face aggressive courageous brave plucky valiant gritty heroic unflinching gutsy valorous mettlesome spunky dauntless stalwart lionhearted ballsy gallant doughty stout-hearted game hardy stouthearted undaunted unafraid indomitable manful dogged daredevil greathearted gutty heroical nervy undauntable enterprising unshrinking unyielding dashing venturous lion-hearted as game as Ned Kelly adventurous keen venturesome unfaltering have-a-go resilient unabashed indefatigable ardent eager aweless go-ahead unflagging stubborn go-getting obstinate purposeful unfearful persistent gung ho two-fisted driving pushing unshakeable unbending earnest enthusiastic rugged full-blooded hardened adventuresome motivated cutthroat hungry high-pressure thirsty brash unblenching unwavering unfearing iron-willed high-powered rock-ribbed irrepressible sure active avid enduring carnivorous ruthless desirous frightless bloodthirsty hard-nosed obdurate sporting persevering temerarious gladiatorial foolhardy chivalrous certain untiring scrappy not backward in coming forward single-minded defiant cocky icy unalarmed fire-eating having killer instinct warlike hard-driving manly resounding muscular invincible unconquerable swashbuckling fiery unconcerned unworried unapprehensive sassy rash free-swinging nerved emboldened reckless high-spirited unsurpassable invulnerable impervious undisturbed carefree lively brisk dogmatic assaultive intransigent assuming bantam gingery peppery pushful unswerving death-or-glory absolute believing in oneself mettled frisky sprightly perseverant fit hard willful undefeatable combative brazen superhuman chin-up imprudent fortitudinous herolike red-blooded as tough as old boots tough as old boots hard as nails cynical emulous contentious undismayed hard-bitten Herculean noble self-respecting devil-may-care vying classic exaggerated grand epic extravagant fanatical competing elevated high-flown inflated grandiose inured passionate bigger than life warring spoiling for a fight on the warpath opposing mythological impavid champion antagonistic stand tall ready for action oppositional capable headstrong toughened dedicated resistant sturdy intense quick to recover difficult to keep down sound quick to bounce back rolling with punches loyal sagacious firm in spirit independent perceptive tough-minded faithful ironclad keen as mustard animated resourceful unhesitating take charge mean diligent assiduous aspiring unremitting relentless tireless intent sedulous rigid undeviating steady sustained rigorous ferocious pertinacious inspired unrelenting unabated progressive industrious pioneering stringent eager beaver power-loving self-driven hang-tough self-willed bound and determined get up and go high-reaching intensely competitive stop at nothing power-hungry brutal go for broke cut-throat self-seeking self-starting goal-oriented dog-eat-dog bullheaded fiercely competitive

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Denotes the effectiveness or dominance of a particular action
powerful dominant effective formidable assertive authoritative demonstrative domineering imposing leading prominent regnant reigning superior supreme surpassing transcendent impressive able capable commanding decisive effectual efficacious emphatic towering competent controlling hard fearsome invincible efficient eminent heavy-duty high-level high-octane high-powered important redoubtable in control predominant dominating governing ruling preponderant prevailing predominate supereminent prevalent dominative prime premier prepollent unassailable prepotent strong presiding ascendant authoritarian autocratic insistent dictatorial compelling magisterial remarkable influential grand distinguished noble glorious potent dignified majestic magnific magnificent royal extraordinary stately regal mighty puissant celebrated great considerable august renowned respected notable famous pre-eminent outstanding famed seminal splendid recognized honourable esteemed illustrious honorable noted preeminent well-known foremost proud prestigious arresting reputable striking highly regarded iconic honoured high profile marvelous honored significant resonant awesome recognised marvellous stunning awe-inspiring heroical monumental epic massive grandiose baronial heroic solemn Homeric resplendent stirring ominous sublime prodigious overwhelming forcible elevated exalted chief integral big highest notorious prized well-connected valued fabled dramatic spectacular staggering principal of influence senior high-up distinctive incomparable historical signal alpha high-ranking trusted all-important primary imperial noteworthy lofty eye-catching portly fine arch acclaimed sensational beautiful palatial excellent opulent swanky splendorous heavenly fabulous well known palatine amazing sumptuous superb exquisite gorgeous lavish princely divine queenly terrific statuesque extravagant elegant stupendous colossal celestial tremendous splendiferous sightly wondrous luxurious kingly of considerable importance not to be ignored key to be reckoned with cardinal central consequential pivotal fundamental material focal essential serious of mark of great consequence well thought of core public far-reaching in the public eye dynamic vigorous forceful major capital main a hard nut to crack heavy paramount magnanimous overpowering ostentatious major league overbearing unparalleled unequaled superlative unequalled gifted matchless high-minded prior revered first rate primal legendary highly rated unexcelled learned arch- admired top first number one of the first rank unsurpassed triumphal peerless big league idealistic greatest useful punchy sturdy spanking trenchant go-getter almighty gutsy powerhouse venerable ball of fire gallant staid moving mega mind-blowing exciting pretentious overblown something to write home about one for the book something else worthy eventful top-level head upper eloquent cogent first-class four-star successful rich memorable phenomenal oratorical of note deciding aristocratic upper-class top-ranking VIP good

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Having or showing a composed or serious manner that is worthy of respect
dignified distinguished august stately decorous formal noble lofty solemn staid ceremonious courtly exalted imposing reserved grand kingly lordly proper sedate upright venerable composed eminent gracious highbrow honorable honourable imperial impressive majestic portly proud regal serious aristocratic couth distingué grave great highfalutin' magisterial magnificent nifty refined respectable respected somber sombre starchy superior self-respecting just so grandiose splendid glorious monumental massive heroic epic magnific baronial heroical Homeric pompous resplendent opulent palatial luxurious elegant large supreme civil queenly courteous gallant high royal awe-inspiring precise deferential punctilious ritual exact measured correct stilted affected rigid nice deliberate scrupulous stiff seemly stiff-necked slow-moving superb striking elevated princely sublime sumptuous fine splendiferous lavish spectacular marvellous marvelous commanding awesome gorgeous illustrious excellent rich beautiful vast towering brilliant outstanding posh stunning ritzy splendacious magnolious tremendous swanky powerful prodigious renowned breathtaking deluxe dazzling sovereign statuesque terrific plush ambitious arresting authoritative divine extravagant huge colossal extraordinary remarkable something else celebrated honoured acclaimed Olympian esteemed smashing fab gigantic ostentatious first-class radiant fancy dramatic staggering immense fantastic haughty super first-rate handsome unreal giant enormous mountainous mind-blowing pretentious honored transcendent mammoth monstrous titanic hulking cosmic mega big whopping baroque eye-catching splashy overwhelming considerable splendorous formidable stirring preeminent Brobdingnagian ominous stupendous legendary mythological classical large-scale rarefied godlike famous wonderful high-born dynamite admirable worthy famed fit for a prince costly tall in the saddle ornate noted bright triumphant fit for a queen fit for a princess expensive showy ample elaborate very good immortal shining diplomatic judicious monarchic authoritarian self-assured high-ranking fit for a king classy effulgent unforgettable effective splendrous swank swish brave plushy sensational heavenly fabulous palatine amazing exquisite celestial sightly wondrous flash flashy maestoso long prestigious hallowed forcible palatian notable gratifying memorable adored well-known time-honored resounding sonorous extended classic unfathomable complex bombastic impenetrable purple theatrical fustian egotistic high-falutin' high-flying moving exciting overblown magnifico flamboyant important eloquent high-flown portentous arduous Herculean tall solid gold glittering highly regarded marathon cool something to write home about one for the book of repute of distinction larger-than-life very great very large very long soaring high-minded well thought of of high standing steep out of this world multistorey sky-high presidential sky-scraping undue overdue insane overweening immoderate intolerable inordinate plethoric exorbitant extreme surpassing paramount unconscionable excessive overextravagant overmuch unmerciful devilish altitudinous stellar ginormous airy unmatchable ultimate towery spiring aerial unmeasurable skyscraping substantial leviathan mighty oceanic gigantesque jumbo sizeable monster whacking biggish largish astronomic vasty walloping goodly elephantine humungous sizable supersized gargantuan humongous voluminous astronomical boxcar outsized supersize pharaonic bulky cyclopean outsize planetary hefty husky oversize oversized herculean bumper cosmical tidy galactic king size super-duper king-size Himalayan king-sized

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(of a person) Making others work hard or meet high standards
demanding perfectionist trying uncompromising clamorous critical dictatorial disapproving fussy importunate intractable judgmental obstinate rigorous strict tiresome tough cavilling difficult exigent fractious hard harsh inflexible insistent nagging overbearing overexacting querulous stringent troublesome unaccommodating unamenable unbending unmanageable caviling cavillous censuring disparaging faultfinding firm hairsplitting hardheaded hypercritical needy obdurate overscrupulous possessive quibbling sticklerish stiff stubborn unflinching unreasonable unsparing carping censorious cynical demeaning serious tyrannical high-maintenance fault-finding hard to please hard to satisfy over-exacting hard-line over-censorious over-particular over-rigorous over-strict captious finicky overcritical pedantic pernickety picky niggling hair-splitting rejective nit-picking pass-remarkable nitpicking negative recalcitrant fastidious pettifogging refractory headstrong overnice perverse froward exacting severe exceptive sarcastic particular irritable testy cantankerous crabby contrary touchy persnickety nice deprecating judgemental criticizing criticising nitpicky trivial thorny unfair unjust peevish very critical petty acrimonious petulant cross tricky punctilious overparticular meticulous scolding humbling diagnostic calumniatory belittling discerning biting discriminating derogatory analytical lowering critic judgy reproachful trenchant sharp cutting penetrating contemptuous choleric condemning withering satirical stern uncontrollable ungovernable unruly incontrollable willful untoward wilful wayward awkward complex insoluble burdensome unrelenting grim boorish rigid hard-nosed argumentative pigheaded impossible to cope with out of control out of hand pitiless dissatisfied bearish opinionated inexorable irascible resolute immovable oafish discontented obstreperous grumbly set in one's ways choosy snappy temperamental irritating impolite unyielding uptight quarrelsome strong-minded single-minded rude bloody-minded stiff-necked steadfast dogmatic intransigent indomitable wrong-headed opinionative sour pertinacious oppressive disobliging prickly thrawn finical huffy stroppy vexed unpredictable hard to handle invidious bull-headed fiendish delicate sensitive ill-natured crotchety ornery contrarious uppity disputatious chippy obstructive feisty balky bolshie disputative cussed ungracious uncooperative contumacious disobedient unhelpful insubordinate defiant rebellious undisciplined incompliant self-willed wild mulish disorderly rebel disruptive restive recusant rowdy truculent mutinous annoying incorrigible vexatious boisterous pervicacious renitent turbulent inimical pat cross-grained impossible unwilling bullheaded resistant belligerent dogged adamant implacable hostile tenacious antagonistic determined troublemaking adamantine inconvincible hardened ossified problematic stubborn as a mule noncompliant unmalleable pig-headed self-opinionated lawless irrepressible adverse violent riotous uncontrolled unrestrained dissident unpersuadable capricious ill-disciplined unadaptable delinquent rock-ribbed exasperating anarchic deaf to reason unresponsive undisciplinable confrontational obstinately disobedient disagreeable attention-seeking dissentient unfriendly loud unsympathetic noisy contentious chaotic nonconformist unbridled opposing unpliable indocile rumbustious militant bellicose unpleasant antipathetic persistent uncongenial locked in relentless pugnacious strong-willed dead set on tetchy grouchy contradictory inimitable morose irrational shrewish biased illogical inconsiderate unsupportive blinkered arbitrary grumpy ill-tempered sullen sulky naughty flyaway sticky prejudiced intolerant impudent insolent limit vexing pesky blocking stalling restrictive inhibiting delaying badly-behaved incurable disaffected narky bad-tempered ratty shirty not cooperative disturbed maladjusted bulky discommodious incommodious cramped unconstructive hindering badly behaved resisting insubmissive radical withstanding unobliging frustrating making difficulties not giving an inch scrappy non-compliant uncivil discourteous locked knotty paradoxical contrariant nonconforming discordant arsey disagreeing difficult to handle insurgent insurrectionary wrongheaded converse problem challenging unamiable tough nut hang tough vociferous rough tempestuous uproarious raucous lively rollicking romping anarchical heedless reckless lawbreaking seditious rampaging rambunctious threatening impulsive impetuous impervious rash intemperate imprudent forward assertive drunken bawdy mean roisterous rackety tumultuous resolved unbendable unshakable steely rip-roaring untimely unfortunate persevering unshakeable rampageous roistering uncompliant unalterable piercing screaming booming strepitous blusterous inconvenient inopportune unfavorable unfavourable out of line unmoved indurate unbreakable fixed heady convinced remorseless raising Cain unanticipated ill-timed unexpected raising the roof with one's feet dug in iron-willed with one's toes dug in unforeseen disastrous unusual surprising unpredicted mistimed adversarial dissenting aggressive crazy hysterical nuts outrageous madcap insurmountable berserk unlucky unwelcome infelicitous inauspicious inapt unsuitable inappropriate angry opposed combative oppositional malapropos badly timed unseasonable spiteful inhospitable wrathful conflicting vitriolic jaundiced virulent unpropitious misfortunate disturbing hapless ill-starred star-crossed luckless adversative accusatorial allergic oppugnant opposite unsociable reluctant unreceptive ill-disposed at odds oppugning

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Requiring more effort than could be reasonably expected or asked for
tall demanding difficult exacting unreasonable hard tough agonising agonizing bruising brutal challenging daunting excessive exorbitant grueling gruelling harsh intense mighty punishing rigorous rough tedious tortuous torturous troublesome weighty ambitious arduous backbreaking back-breaking bothersome colossal crushing excruciating extreme fierce forbidding formidable grievous grim immoderate impossible laborious oppressive ponderous severe strenuous stressful thorny trying unfair crippling galling harrowing hellish herculean merciless onerous steep taxing unsparing uphill wearisome wearying exhausting fatiguing prohibitive stringent testing titanic toilsome effortful heavy hellacious killer moiling murderous rugged stiff sweaty wearing painstaking burdensome debilitating unforgiving tiresome tiring draining operose unbearable toilful intolerable grinding persnickety cumbersome sapping intimidating hairy unpleasant gargantuan pressing knackering distressing unyielding jarring upstream exigent solemn vigorous distressful painful killing shattering backbreaker depleting tricky Herculean time-consuming Augean pick-and-shovel energy-consuming labored laboured no picnic relentless unremitting mean wicked tough going irksome boring enervating murder serious staggering uncomfortable worksome slavish difficile really hard very hard prodigious searching overwhelming Sisyphean monumental dour withering unrelaxing unrelenting hefty mammoth strained dogged austere slow despotic domineering no piece of cake wretched racking chastening spartan hypercritical thorough precise critical careful nit-picking protracted lengthy hardworking very difficult exerting knotty large order heavy sledding by the book dicey awful hazardous easier said than done nerve-racking high-impact torturesome unendurable hard-won drudgy immense vicious marathon cruel troubling unnerving high-pressure problem ominous insufferable sticky tormenting not easy like getting blood out of a stone ferocious almighty gigantic savage scabrous problematic uphill battle discomforting

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Present as the strongest or main element
predominant chief principal leading main primary prime paramount central overriding prevailing capital cardinal foremost key preponderant supreme controlling dominant important ruling sovereign uppermost arch big first grand great greatest highest master overbearing overmastering preeminent premier primal prior prominent sovran superior top-priority top-tier ascendant notable number-one prevalent absolute all-powerful almighty arbitrary authoritative biggest directing dominating effective efficacious governing influential largest major mighty number one numero uno official of greatest importance omnipotent overpowering potent predominate reigning superlative supervisory surpassing transcendent weighty holding the reins pre-eminent top outstanding commanding head vital essential lead ultimate pivotal crucial fundamental best supereminent basic presiding core focal eminent regnant critical unsurpassed topmost powerful distinguished utmost high illustrious famous peerless significant matchless incomparable salient unequalled consummate unequaled renowned celebrated senior noteworthy unrivalled unparalleled unrivaled staple exalted popular noted well-known intrinsic indispensable star champion respected prestigious noble underlying top-notch signal rudimentary stellar necessary remarkable towering elemental integral elevated famed top-ranking finest excellent arch- compelling conspicuous notorious puissant apex heavy high-level greater elite maximum overruling larger esteemed inimitable big-time first-rate first-class unmatched revered prepotent lofty radical striking acclaimed widespread high-ranking world-class glorious strong unlimited second to none marked exceptional imposing high-powered top-drawer successful special elementary premium regal decisive alpha infinite boundless unconditional quintessential urgent total unsurpassable dignified extraordinary magnificent perfect exemplary brilliant crack of prime importance must-have honoured reputable noticeable better formidable recognized honored prepollent pronounced root highly regarded especial No. 1 ranking boss seminal major league recognised of note all-important arresting unassailable domineering heavy-duty big-name guiding current obvious majority predominating emphatic royal inherent unrestricted unrestrained rife rampant unbounded impressive obtrusive accomplished finished moving full characteristic in control determining particular innate utter venerable august aristocratic complete majestic unprecedented consequential tiptop super top-level maximal select momentous unbeatable nonpareil sublime first and foremost burning in the ascendancy ace lion's share of supreme importance peak headmost winning most honourable honorable good high-up record eventful deciding fantastic marvellous storied highest-ranking fabled tops industry leading memorable high-profile original unexcelled well-connected prized valued upper-class marvelous phenomenal trusted iconic constitutional material constitutive best possible admired high profile upper furthermost resonant higher top-class redoubtable major-league to the fore A-number-1 A-1 primo a cut above the rest topflight top drawer of distinction well known big-league of the first rank expert dominative standard extensive final unmatchable ascendent general intervening superseding of greatest significance comprehensive favoured favored chosen initiative axial chad marquee simple oustanding all-embracing all-encompassing strongest telling vulgar received overall common public crowning bulkiest immediate world class imperial kingly serious basal operative keynote strategic worthiest beginning opening in demand bigger elder regulatory monitoring adjusting monarchical monarchal richest magnanimous stately high-class monarchial top-rank assertive executive legendary heroic triumphal idealistic learned front optimal A-list intrusive projecting pertinent protruding relevant arrestive jutting initial out of the ordinary extra special max supervising regulating authoritarian autocratic high priority gifted high-minded first rate highly rated big league second-to-none applauded optimum inaugural insistent dictatorial loftiest substantial utopian unexampled crown magisterial hotshot hotdog heavyweight infamous luminous lionized bright apical zenithal feted undefeated unbeaten hugest upmost uttermost definitive imperative overarching lionised visible the most immortal at the cutting edge at the leading edge heavy stuff hot stuff requisite respectable patrician refined untouchable meaningful determinative climactic pressing acute big-wheel big-shot big-gun upper-level of repute far-famed widely knowbn talked about much publicized of high standing without equal unique prerequisite mandatory needed required worthy genteel historic trendsetting hot-dog top of the line top of the range beyond compare posh much needed earth-shattering high-priority vitally important very important of great consequence life-and-death life-or-death of the utmost importance of the essence far-reaching record-breaking first class top-of-the-range par excellence prize-winning number 1 sans pareil highborn upmarket large highbred gentle huge grave wellborn in charge higher-ranking of higher rank high-grade first-string higher-level superordinate loftier highest ranking of influence eloquent distinctive historical rich oratorical cogent four-star magnific VIP mother of all exceeding categoric categorical unqualified outright fine unbound downright unmitigated tyrannical unreserved unequivocal wholesale transcendental superb unconstrained unquestionable peremptory strapping vigorous hardy robust blue-blooded excelling stalwart forceful doughty sturdy stout widely praised well born well thought of upper-crust natural silk-stocking high-born true entire intellectual ideal intuitive awe-inspiring uplifting primordial unequalable inspiring obscure hypothetical inspirational transcending whole unconfined intact abstract eternal theoretical lusty manful indomitable foundational wonderful deep-rooted ingrained terrific mean out-and-out no holds barred all out flat-out without limit straight out built-in hard-wired bottom-line deep-seated deep-down wieldy steamroller strengthy powerhouse smashing virtuoso skilful skillful amazing meritorious masterful masterly tremendous inborn native indigenous primitive hardwired inbred connate immanent engrained congenital sensational exquisite amazeballs fabulous admirable fab eye-catching strong as ox awesome standout wicked estimable beyond grasp neat dazzling unmistakable swell stupendous cool magic keen far-out rad belting wizard brill bonzer schmick beaut ripping hundred-proof A1 phat out-of-sight topping barrie top-hole bosting pearler out of this world exo on fleek mostest supercalifragilisticexpialidocious out-of-this-world spiffing discernible flamboyant grabby evident recognizable bold dramatic blatant distinguishable flagrant glaring splashy flashy catchy showy kenspeckle bodacious forestanding noisy recognisable easily seen in the foreground considerable exigent necessitous profound needful compulsory obligatory earnest of consequence portentous solemn called for severe life and death somber substantive sombre conclusive of moment sober settling of great importance monumental sedate staid no joke no laughing matter of great import of significance rudimental humourless humorless dire no-nonsense big deal meat-and-potatoes underlined introductory epoch-making all important fateful instrumental defining intense valuable germane structural uncomic climacteric appropriate worthwhile real appreciable ponderous applicable nitty-gritty world-shaking invaluable large-scale apposite tough now or never apropos bread-and-butter responsible certain apocalyptic useful pointed helpful clear desperate expedient abecedarian sizable fatal causal earth-shaking importunate demanded last clamant crying emergent ingrain world-shattering deep life-changing difficult serviceable dynamic tectonic earthshaking hard worth its weight in gold hefty in one's blood everyday earthshattering king life-preserving life-sustaining mainstream foundation everything shaping evaluative mainline inner constituent component connected fitting landmark organic definite apt actual at the heart of incumbent trenchant irrevocable super colossal mammoth involuntary nonelective forced indicative business-critical mission-critical big time skookum relative ill-fated doomful unlucky direful inauspicious ominous resultful drastic emergency sore impelling extreme decided incisive inseparable genuine name-of-the-game compulsatory determinate closing sustaining axiomatic supporting substratal underived groundlaying axiological substrative grass-roots bottom driving terrible parlous indelible permanent decision-making appurtenant applicative coal-and-ice wanted desired recommended preferred proper binding specified ineradicable ineffaceable crisp settled concluding clinching prodigious de rigueur intimate connatural hereditary indwelling inmost called-for very great pointful associated energetic sweeping empyrean empyreal litmus test life-saving incumbent on testing searching trying life or death name of game extremely important of great moment of vital importance impactful psychological to the point to the purpose in the public eye grievous overshadowing dangerous of concern ad rem sizeable of mark demanding priceless clamorous solid precious constraining instant showdown climatic touchy glum constructive favorable advantageous beneficial practical favourable inestimable stern inescapable irreplaceable firm sound gloomy grim dour profitable choice rare austere touch and go on thin ice hanging by thread clamouring persuasive clamoring requiring irresistible exacting distressing hurry-up obliging heat-on claiming forcing unyielding much durable ample healthy massive quiet downbeat sad treasured handy propitious conducive gainful productive timely rewarding behooveful commodious auspicious beneficent appreciated fruitful opportune superabundant abundant steady vast cold sober matter of life and death extremely useful extremely helpful beyond price of help of use of service loved of benefit held dear hot of value of assistance worth it big-deal worthful hot property scarce more powerful more important most important most noticeable most obvious most prominent most influential most powerful most illustrious most skilled most excellent most outstanding most significant

Adjective

Relating to an oracle
oracular prescient prophetic sibylline mantic vatic ominous augural auspicious divinatory fatidic foreboding grave haruspical portentous positive predictive prognostic prophetical pythonic sage significant wise authoritative bodeful dictatorial dogmatic fatidical venerable anticipating apocalyptic auguring cabalistic clairvoyant Delphian discovering divining divulging forecasting foretelling interpretive mystical occult peremptory portending predicting presaging proclaiming prognosticating prophesying secret soothsaying vague visionary vaticinal vatical foreshadowing veiled divinitory sibyllic revelatory fateful prognosticative farsighted psychic far-seeing vaticinatory far-sighted perceptive adumbrative intuitive discerning farseeing judicious revelational telling apocalyptical inspired forewarning foresighted second-sighted telepathic insightful extrasensory previsional forehanded percipient forethoughtful foreknowing proactive forward-looking forward foreseeing provident fey with foresight penetrating spiritualistic long-sighted clear-sighted with second sight new age with a sixth sense sagacious canny astute anticipatory preemptive prudent shrewd cautious active practical politic acute longsighted foresightful hands-on down to business taking the initiative watchful careful forearmed prospicient acting in advance cool-headed levelheaded commonsensical well-balanced long modern progressive long-term liberal reforming enterprising go-ahead enlightened go-getting dynamic progressivist pushing pioneering ambitious bold open-minded revolutionary forward-thinking avant-garde radical

Antonym of imperious

imperious Idiom, Proverb

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