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  1. Overbearing, dictatorial or authoritarian
  2. Arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
  3. Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
Of, like, or characteristic of a dictator; tyrannical; domineering
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  1. Of, like, or characteristic of a dictator; tyrannical; domineering
  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
Characteristic of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic and oppressive:
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  1. Characteristic of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic and oppressive:
  2. (Comparable) Despotic, oppressive or authoritarian.
  3. Harsh, cruel, unjust, oppressive, etc.
Tending to tell other people what to do in a peremptory or arrogant manner.
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  1. Tending to tell other people what to do in a peremptory or arrogant manner.
  2. Believing in, relating to, characterized by, or enforcing unquestioning obedience to authority, as that of a dictator, rather than individual freedom of judgment and action
Urgent; imperative
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  1. Urgent; imperative
  2. Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
  3. Urgent; pressing:
Offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or services; meddlesome, esp. in a highhanded or overbearing way
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  1. Offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or services; meddlesome, esp. in a highhanded or overbearing way
  2. (Archaic) Motivated by the desire to help others.
  3. Marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others:
Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition:
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  1. Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition:
  2. Not loose or vague; exact or precise:
  3. Carefully maintained or observed:
Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
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  1. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
  2. Very dangerous or harmful; grave or grievous:
  3. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of 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:
Of or pertaining to a despot or tyrant.
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  1. Of or pertaining to a despot or tyrant.
  2. Of or like a despot; autocratic; tyrannical
  3. Acting or ruling as a despot, tyrannical.
Of, relating to, or having the function of an inquisitor.
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  1. Of, relating to, or having the function of an inquisitor.
  2. (Law) describing a trial system in which the prosecutor also acts as judge
  3. (Law) Relating to a legal proceeding in which the judge is both actively involved in determining the facts and in deciding the outcome.
Asserting authority; fond of giving orders; dictatorial
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  1. Asserting authority; fond of giving orders; dictatorial
  2. Demonstrating authority; commanding:
  3. Highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority
Acting in a dictatorial manner; arrogant; domineering
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  1. Acting in a dictatorial manner; arrogant; domineering
  2. Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.
  3. Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant:
Subject to no further debate or dispute; final and unassailable:
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  1. Subject to no further debate or dispute; final and unassailable:
  2. Final; conclusive; positive; incontrovertible. In a jury selection, each side is permitted a certain number of peremptory challenges for which no explanation is necessary. A peremptory trial date may be set so as to assure a speedy trial. Final; conclusive; positive; incontrovertible. In a jury selection, each side is permitted a certain number of peremptory challenges for which no explanation is necessary. A peremptory trial date may be set so as to assure a speedy trial.
  3. Not requiring that any cause be shown
Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
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  1. Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
  2. Full of or due to unwarranted pride and self-importance; overbearing; haughty
  3. Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others:
  1. Serving to repress or suppress; oppressive
  2. Causing or inclined to cause repression:
Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
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  1. Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
  2. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
  3. Severe, cruel, or exacting:
Not easily bent; stiff or rigid.
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  1. Not easily bent; stiff or rigid.
  2. That cannot be changed; fixed; unalterable
  3. Refusing to change one's attitude, purpose, or principles; immovable:
(Law) Relating to a decision made by a court or legislature that lacks a grounding in law or fact:
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  1. (Law) Relating to a decision made by a court or legislature that lacks a grounding in law or fact:
  2. Determined or founded on individual discretion, especially when based on one’s opinion, judgment, or prejudice, rather than on fixed rules, procedures, or law. See also abuse of discretion.
  3. Absolute; despotic; completely unreasonable; lacking any rational basis. This type of decision is often called arbitrary and capricious.
  1. Burdensome or difficult to bear.
  2. Exercising power arbitrarily and often unjustly; tyrannical.
  3. Difficult to cope with; causing hardship or depressed spirits:
Disposed to inflict pain or suffering:
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  1. Disposed to inflict pain or suffering:
  2. Causing, or of a kind to cause, pain, distress, etc.
  3. Causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or distress:
Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.
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  1. Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.
Requiring great care, effort, or attention:
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  1. Requiring great care, effort, or attention:
  2. Requiring precise accuracy
  3. Making severe or excessive demands; not easily satisfied; strict
Not relaxing or slackening, as in effort, speed, etc.
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  1. Not relaxing or slackening, as in effort, speed, etc.
  2. Without mercy or compassion
  3. Not relenting; having no pity; not being or becoming lenient, mild, gentle, or merciful; unyielding; inflexibly rigid; hard; stern; cruel.
Without a light touch; clumsy or tactless
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  1. Without a light touch; clumsy or tactless
  2. Cruel, oppressive, or tyrannical
  3. Oppressive; harsh.
Of, exhibiting, or affected with megalomania
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  1. Of, exhibiting, or affected with megalomania
Of or relating to a monomaniac.
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  1. Of or relating to a monomaniac.
  2. Fanatical, or obsessed with one cause or idea to the exclusion of other concerns.
Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
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  1. Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish.
  2. Impatient or irritable, esp. over petty things; peevish
  3. Contemptuous in speech or behavior.
Obstinately bent on having one's own way:
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  1. Obstinately bent on having one's own way:
  2. Said or done on purpose; deliberate:
  3. In criminal law, an act done stubbornly or with an evil intent.
Determined not to follow orders, advice, etc. but to do as one pleases
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  1. Determined not to follow orders, advice, etc. but to do as one pleases
  2. Showing such determination
  3. Determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.
Arrogant; overbearing:
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  1. Arrogant; overbearing:
  2. Alternative spelling of high-handed.
  3. Acting or done in an overbearing or arbitrary manner
(Informal) Acting like a boss, as by ordering people about; domineering
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  1. (Informal) Acting like a boss, as by ordering people about; domineering
  2. Given to ordering others around; domineering.
  3. Tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering.
Marked by arrogance; haughty and overbearing.
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  1. Marked by arrogance; haughty and overbearing.
  2. (Idiomatic) Overbearingly arrogant; ostentatiously self-important or self-aggrandizing.
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, relating to, or characteristic of a dictator or dictatorship; autocratic.
  3. Of or pertaining to a dictator
Alternative form of absolutist.[First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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  1. Alternative form of absolutist.[First attested in the mid 19th century.]
Not to be doubted or questioned; positive:
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  1. Not to be doubted or questioned; positive:
  2. Unconstrained by constitutional or other provisions:
  3. Being fully such; utter:
Alternative form of absolutist.[First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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  1. Alternative form of absolutist.[First attested in the mid 19th century.]
Not limited by law; despotic:
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  1. Not limited by law; despotic:
  2. Absolute; despotic; completely unreasonable; lacking any rational basis. This type of decision is often called arbitrary and capricious.
  3. Absolute; despotic
Of, pertaining to, or marked by autarchy; autocratic.
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  1. Of, pertaining to, or marked by autarchy; autocratic.
Of or pertaining to a despot or tyrant.
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  1. Of or pertaining to a despot or tyrant.
  2. Of or like a despot; autocratic; tyrannical
  3. Acting or ruling as a despot, tyrannical.
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
Completely authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, etc.
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  1. Completely authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, etc.
  2. 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:
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.
Characterized by tyranny; despotic.
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  1. Characterized by tyranny; despotic.
  2. Tyrannical; despotic, oppressive, unjust, etc.
  3. Tyrannical, despotic or oppressive
Tending to tell other people what to do in a peremptory or arrogant manner.
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  1. Tending to tell other people what to do in a peremptory or arrogant manner.
  2. Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom:
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, relating to, or characteristic of a dictator or dictatorship; autocratic.
  3. Of or pertaining to a dictator
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.
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