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Authoritarian synonyms
ə-thôr'ĭ-târ'ē-ən, ə-thŏr'-, ô-
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Of or pertaining to a dictator
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  1. Of or pertaining to a dictator
  2. In the manner of a dictator, usually with callous disregard for others
  3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a dictator or dictatorship; autocratic.
Harsh, cruel, unjust, oppressive, etc.
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  1. Harsh, cruel, unjust, oppressive, etc.
  2. (Comparable) Despotic, oppressive or authoritarian.
  3. Characteristic of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic and oppressive:
Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
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  1. Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
  2. Asserting or insisting upon ideas or principles, especially when unproven or unexamined, in an imperious or arrogant manner:
  3. Characterized by such assertion, often with an unconsidered rejection of criticism:
Rigorous in the imposition of discipline:
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  1. Rigorous in the imposition of discipline:
  2. Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
  3. Carefully maintained or observed:
Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.
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  1. Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.
  2. Tending to impose one's will on others in an insistent or arrogant manner; domineering.
  3. Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.
Of or like a despot; autocratic; tyrannical
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  1. Of or like a despot; autocratic; tyrannical
  2. Of or pertaining to a despot or tyrant.
  3. Acting or ruling as a despot, tyrannical.
In the manner of a dictator, usually with callous disregard for others
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  1. In the manner of a dictator, usually with callous disregard for others
  2. Of or pertaining to a dictator
  3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a dictator or dictatorship; autocratic.
Of, relating to, being, or imposing a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life, the individual is subordinated to the state, and opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed:
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  1. Of, relating to, being, or imposing a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life, the individual is subordinated to the state, and opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed:
  2. Completely authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, etc.
Of or suited to a tyrant; arbitrary; despotic
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  1. Of or suited to a tyrant; arbitrary; despotic
  2. Characteristic of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic and oppressive:
  3. (Comparable) Despotic, oppressive or authoritarian.
Decorated with raised ornaments.
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  1. Decorated with raised ornaments.
  2. Given to ordering others around; domineering.
  3. Tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering.
Of or pertaining to a dictator
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  1. Of or pertaining to a dictator
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a dictator or dictatorship; autocratic.
  3. In the manner of a dictator, usually with callous disregard for others
Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
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  1. Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from dogma.
  2. Asserting or insisting upon ideas or principles, especially when unproven or unexamined, in an imperious or arrogant manner:
  3. Characterized by such assertion, often with an unconsidered rejection of criticism:
Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
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  1. Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
  2. Arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
  3. Overbearing, dictatorial or authoritarian
Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
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  1. Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
  2. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing.
  3. Urgent; pressing:
Sedately dignified in appearance or manner:
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  1. Sedately dignified in appearance or manner:
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master or teacher; authoritative:
  3. Showing or having the skill or knowledge of a master; expert
Having or showing the ability of a master; expert; skillful; masterly
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  1. Having or showing the ability of a master; expert; skillful; masterly
  2. Acting or capable of acting as a master or leader, especially in being domineering or imperious:
  3. Having or showing the qualities of a master vis-a-vis a dependent or subordinate; authoritative; domineering.
  1. Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.
  2. Acting in a dictatorial manner; arrogant; domineering
  3. Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant:
(Law) Barring further action, debate, question, etc.; final; absolute; decisive
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  1. (Law) Barring further action, debate, question, etc.; final; absolute; decisive
  2. That cannot be denied, changed, delayed, opposed, etc., as a command
  3. Subject to no further debate or dispute; final and unassailable:
Anyone having unlimited power over others
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  1. Anyone having unlimited power over others
  2. A title borne by some such Monarchs, as in Byzantium and tsarist Russia
  3. A ruler with absolute power; dictator; despot
A Byzantine emperor or prince.
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  1. A Byzantine emperor or prince.
  2. A ruler with absolute power.
  3. An absolute ruler; king with unlimited powers; autocrat
In ancient Rome, a magistrate with supreme authority, appointed in times of emergency
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  1. In ancient Rome, a magistrate with supreme authority, appointed in times of emergency
  2. An absolute ruler.
  3. A tyrant; a despot.
A very strict military disciplinarian
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  1. A very strict military disciplinarian
  2. One who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules.
  3. (Figuratively) Anyone who lays stress on a rigid adherence to the details of discipline, or to forms and fixed methods or rules.
A practitioner or supporter of such a government.
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  1. A practitioner or supporter of such a government.
  2. An advocate of totalitarianism.
  3. A person who favors such a government or state
An extremely oppressive, unjust, or cruel ruler.
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  1. An extremely oppressive, unjust, or cruel ruler.
  2. Any person who exercises authority in an oppressive manner; cruel master
  3. A cruel, oppressive ruler; despot
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