Definition: excessively cruel use of power
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): dictatorship, totalism
Antonym(s): democracy (near)
1. My mother was so controlling my father got tired of her tyranny and divorced her.
2. Because of the evil dictator's tyranny, other nations are working together to overthrow him.
3. Thousands of people lost their lives under the emperor's tyranny.