draconian
[ drey-koh-nee-uhn ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
From the name of Draco
Synonyms
  • harsh
  • severe
  • strict
  • extreme
  • drastic
  • stringent
  • tough
Antonyms
  • amenable
  • easy
  • gentle
  • temperate
  • mild
Definition
excessively harsh and severe
Example
The laws in the community were a bit draconian and horribly harsh.
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