pharaonic
[ fair-ey-on-ik ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
1850-1855 <Greek Pharaōn- (stem of Pharaṓ Pharaoh) + -ic
Synonyms
    1.
  • luxurious
  • huge
  • enormous
    2.
  • oppressive
  • tyrannical
Antonyms
    1.
  • small
  • minute
    2.
  • gentle
  • kind
Definition
1. impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc.
2. cruelly oppressive; tyrannical
Examples
1. The construction project turned into one of pharaonic proportions.
2. They were referred to as the pharaonic tax laws.
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