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Arrogantly domineering or overbearing.
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  1. Arrogantly domineering or overbearing.
  2. Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
  3. Urgent; pressing:
  1. Overbearing, dictatorial or authoritarian
  2. Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
  3. Arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
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:
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 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.
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:
Absolute; despotic; completely unreasonable; lacking any rational basis. This type of decision is often called arbitrary and capricious.
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  1. Absolute; despotic; completely unreasonable; lacking any rational basis. This type of decision is often called arbitrary and capricious.
  2. Not limited by law; despotic:
  3. Absolute; despotic
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
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.
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:
  1. Overbearing, dictatorial or authoritarian
  2. Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
  3. Arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
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.
Of transcending importance; overriding
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  1. Of transcending importance; overriding
  2. Overly bossy, domineering, or arrogant.
  3. Overwhelming in power or significance; predominant:
That cannot be denied, changed, delayed, opposed, etc., as a command
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  1. That cannot be denied, changed, delayed, opposed, etc., as a command
  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. Subject to no further debate or dispute; final and unassailable:
Not to be doubted or questioned; positive:
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  1. Not to be doubted or questioned; positive:
  2. Being fully such; utter:
  3. Unconstrained by constitutional or other provisions:
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 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 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.
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:
Tending to impose one's will on others in an insistent or arrogant manner; domineering.
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  1. Tending to impose one's will on others in an insistent or arrogant manner; domineering.
  2. Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.
  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.
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.

Synonym Study

  • Doctrinaire implies a rigid adherence to abstract doctrines or theories, without regard to their practical application
  • Dogmatic suggests the assertion of certain doctrines as absolute truths not open to dispute the scientific method is not dogmatic
  • Arbitrary suggests the unreasoned, unpredictable use of one's power or authority an arbitrary decision
  • Dictatorial implies the domineering, autocratic methods or manner of a dictator the dictatorial enunciation of his opinions
Find another word for dictatorial. In this page you can discover 46 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dictatorial, like: imperious, domineering, arrogant, dogmatic, despotic, authoritarian, arbitrary, egotistic, masterful, proud and absolute.