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Sep 1, 2016 09:00 IST

    Meaning: Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated.

    Meaning: Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated.

    Pronunciation: tir-uh-nee

    Usage/Example: 1. Majoritarian governments were often thought of as being characterised by the tyranny of the numbers (Source: Kathmandu Post)

    2. The tyranny of the classroom is that every learner is subjected to the same set of lectures in the same way for the same duration (Source: The Hindu)

    3. In the United States, conservatives are obsessed with “tyranny” and the threats to personal liberty and freedom posed by “big government. (Source: Salon)

    Synonyms and Antonyms: Tyranny

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