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describes a punitive measure/punishment that is overly harsh in relativity to the crime or transgression. Normally done for the purpose of making an example for others to deter them from doing the same. Also issued out of fear/anger by an authority.
After Colombine, an elementary school principal was criticized for doling out a year's suspension to a student who used a toy pistol while playing cops and robbers. Many say that the punishment was draconian and reactionary on the part of the principal.
by Kevin T February 03, 2005
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
by rednos January 10, 2013
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A Gothic/Doom Metal band from Sweden. They play songs with Atmospheric and melodic characteristics and combine Harsh vocals (Anders Jacobsson) with Femal Voice (Lisa Johansson) to produce Great songs as "The Cry of Silence", "Death come Near me" and "a Scenery of Loss"
Draconian plays Doom Metal, a music which is known for it's atmosphere of darkness, despair and misery.
by scapino September 27, 2007
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describes legislation, laws, or policies, that are excessively harsh and severe, which are often dictated upon without, or out of proportion, to evidence basis. It can sometimes be misread as "dragon coin" among members of the Super Mario World community. The term originated from the Ancient Greece legislator of Athens, Draco, also called Drako or Drakon, not to be confused with British pure-blood wizard, Draco Malfoy.
Draco is such a draconian.

I am so over draconian laws.

The proposed policy threatens adult smokers who use e-cigarettes without a medical prescription with draconian fines.

Are COVID-19 lockdown measures appropriate or are they kinda draconian?
by Astoria née Greengrass June 23, 2020
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a scale like creature thats hatched from the good dragons egg. dark clerics of queen takhisis use dark magic to make then. some turn to stone when stabbed other explode throwing acid like substance everywhere. dragonlance books
the draconian turned to stone after getting stabbed by sturm
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A complete deceitful, degenerate who has no moral fiber or any respect out of honor but rather fear. (Not that cool) A Draconian or "Dragonian" (As called by Hell) have no respect for others free will and prefers to eat and rape children. (Once again not that cool)
There goes the Draconian again eating the Nordic lady's children
by It 1111 March 28, 2015
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The Draconian laws and measures were an attempt by Reptilian leadership to measure people, to measure their tolerance, to measure their limits.
by Abel the Little Lamb March 16, 2020
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