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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence; A man who performs feats of strength at a fair or circus.

Usage examples (35)
  • He is determined to bring down the Iraqi strongman
  • Proof that the odd strongman is often preferable to the alternative.
  • It portrays him as a Latin American strongman waging class warfare with socialist rhetoric.
  • Kremlin strongman Gordon Brown has once again shown the world that he's not a man to be messed with. for more
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