how to pronounce peremptory


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peremptory is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of peremptory in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… get rid of peremptory strikes so only …”

meanings of peremptory


  1. Positive in opinion or judgment; absolutely certain, overconfident, unwilling to hear any debate or argument (especially in a pejorative sense); dogmatic.
  2. Precluding debate or expostulation; not admitting of question or appeal.
  3. Accepting no refusal or disagreement; imperious, dictatorial.
  4. Firmly determined, resolute; obstinate, stubborn.


  1. A challenge to the admission of a juror, without the challenger needing to show good cause.

peremptory frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word peremptory occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics peremptory can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that peremptory can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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