Definition of draconian in English:

draconian

Syllabification: dra·co·ni·an
Pronunciation: /drəˈkōnēən, drā-
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

draconic

Pronunciation: /-ˈkänik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • They hate having to serve years in draconic conditions with little or no pay.
  • The draconic appearance of globalisation has seized everything from them.
  • We must fight for our right to earn a living and stop this draconic law.

Origin

late 19th century: from the Greek name Drakōn (see Draco2) + -ian.

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