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Wordnet 3.0


1. of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws;
- Example: "Draconian measures"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Draconian \Dra*co"ni*an\, a. Pertaining to Draco, a famous lawgiver of Athens, 621 b. c. Used especially in the phrase Draconian punishment. [1913 Webster +PJC] Draconian code, or Draconian laws, a code of laws made by Draco. Their measures were so severe that they were said to be written in letters of blood; hence, any laws of excessive rigor. Draconian punishment, punishment so severe as to seem excessive for the crime being punished. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Draconian adj 1: of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws; "Draconian measures"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "Draconian": Tartarean, animal, anthropophagous, atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, beastly, bestial, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, brutal, brutalized, brute, brutish, cannibalistic, cruel, cruel-hearted, demoniac, demoniacal, devilish, diabolic, fell, feral, ferocious, fiendish, fiendlike, fierce, hellish, infernal, inhuman, inhumane, murderous, ruthless, sadistic, sanguinary, sanguineous, satanic, savage, sharkish, slavering, subhuman, truculent, unchristian, uncivilized, unhuman, vicious, wolfish