Definition of draconian in English:

draconian

Line breaks: dra¦co|nian
Pronunciation: /drəˈkəʊnɪən
 
, dreɪ-/

adjective

Derivatives

draconic

Pronunciation: /-ˈkɒnɪk/
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 name of Draco (see Draco2) + -ian.

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