[ UK /ɪmpˈi‍əɹɪəsnəs/ ]
  1. the trait of being imperious and overbearing
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How To Use imperiousness In A Sentence

  • He increased his feigned ardour for the bushwoman, at the same time increasing the imperiousness of his will of desire over her to be led to look upon the Red One face to face. THE RED ONE
  • With the impatient imperiousness of an Oxfordshire schoolmarm, O'Donnell's Democratic opponent, Chris Coons, lectured, "The First Amendment, the First Amendment establishes ... that there is a separation of church and state that our courts and our laws must respect. Dr. Jonathan David Farley: Witch's Brouhaha: Is Christine O'Donnell Right about the First Amendment, Mice and Men?
  • You could roll your eyes at her maudlin excesses and her spiritual imperiousness, but you couldn't deny her clout, or her courage.
  • In the past, Percy served as comic relief, a stuffed shirt whose obsequiousness toward authority figures was matched only by his imperiousness toward younger students.
  • Its imperiousness is an offense that cannot be avenged without weapons, without tools, without human ingenuity.
  • Flatterers, and even the tutor himself, stimulated the extravagant imperiousness of the crown-prince, while Martini (professor of natural law) found in him an eager student of physiocracy -- a doctrine which affected profoundly Joseph's mind, firing him with an enthusiasm for current views, the "rights of man", and the welfare of the people. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent
  • Observers have known about his childish imperiousness forever and and it has been easily discerned by those in the public who care to see, in his press conferences andpublic appearances. Hullabaloo
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