1 (a) [U] cruel, unjust or oppressive use of power or authority 暴虐; 残暴; 专横; 专制
*a lifelong hatred of tyranny 终生对暴政疾恶如仇
* the tyranny of military rule 军事统治的残暴
* (fig 比喻) submit to the tyranny of inflexible office hours 屈从于硬性规定的办公时间.
(b) [C esp pl 尤作复数] instance of this; tyrannical act 暴虐; 专横; 暴行
*the petty tyrannies of domestic routine 内部惯常的专横做法.
2 [C, U] (country under the) rule of a tyrant 暴君统治（的国家）.
npluraltyrannies [U and C]
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin: tyrannie, from Medieval Latin tyrannia, from Latin tyrannus; TYRANT]
cruel or unfair control over other people
Gorky was often the victim of his grandfather's tyranny.
the fight against tyranny
cruel and unfair government
organizations which have criticized the tyrannies of the government
tyranny of the majority
the idea that if everyone has the right to vote, they will make decisions which will harm the country
something in your life that limits your freedom to do things the way you want to
the tyranny of the nine-to-five working day
1. They came to America to escape political tyranny. 他们为逃避暴政逃到了美洲。