Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  


Pronunciation:  pu'rempturee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"
  2. [adj]  not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in commanding (or peremptory) tones"; "peremptory commands"
  3. [adj]  offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"

PEREMPTORY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: autocratic, bossy, commanding, decisive, dominating, domineering, high-and-mighty, imperative, magisterial



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per"emp*to*ry\, a. [L. peremptorius destructive,
deadly, decisive, final: cf. F. p['e]remptorie. See
1. Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of
   question or appeal; positive; absolute; decisive;
   conclusive; final.

         Think of heaven with hearty purposes and peremptory
         designs to get thither.               --Jer. Taylor.

2. Positive in opinion or judgment; decided; dictatorial;

         Be not too positive and peremptory.   --Bacon.

         Briefly, then, for we are peremptory. --Shak.

3. Firmly determined; unawed. [Poetic] --Shak.

{Peremptory challenge} (Law) See under {Challenge}.

{Peremptory mandamus}, a final and absolute mandamus.

{Peremptory plea}, a plea by a defendant tending to impeach
   the plaintiff's right of action; a plea in bar.

Syn: Decisive; positive; absolute; authoritative; express;
     arbitrary; dogmatical.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, admitting no exception, all-out, arbitrary, aristocratic, arrogant, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, bigoted, binding, bossy, categorical, certain, clear, commanding, compelling, complete, compulsory, conceited, conclusive, de rigueur, decided, decisive, decretal, decretive, decretory, definite, definitive, despotic, determinate, dictated, dictating, dictatorial, directive, doctrinaire, doctrinarian, dogmatic, dogmatizing, domineering, downright, emphatic, entailed, entire, explicit, express, feudal, final, firm, fixed, flat, flat-out, global, grinding, hard-and-fast, high-handed, imperative, imperial, imperious, implicit, imposed, inappealable, incontrovertible, indisputable, insistent, instructive, irrefutable, irrevocable, jussive, lordly, magisterial, magistral, mandated, mandating, mandatory, masterful, monocratic, must, necessary, obligating, obligatory, obstinate, opinionated, opinionative, opinioned, oppressive, oracular, out-and-out, outright, overbearing, overruling, perfect, pontifical, positive, positivistic, preceptive, preclusive, prescript, prescriptive, pronunciative, repressive, required, round, self-opinionated, self-opinioned, severe, straight, straight-out, strict, suppressive, total, tyrannical, tyrannous, ultimate, uncircumscribed, uncompromising, unconditional, unconditioned, undoubting, unequivocal, unhampered, unhesitating, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified, unquestioning, unreserved, unrestricted, unwaivable, utter, whole, without appeal, without exception, without reserve