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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person who behaves in an tyrannical manner adj. - Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; Expecting unquestioning obedience; Likened to a dictator in severity.

Usage examples (37)
  • An authoritarian regime
  • It openly proclaimed itself in favour of what it described as authoritarian rule.
  • Even so, I'm pretty confident that labeling wide swaths of the American public as "authoritarian" is politically disadvantageous.
  • But 11 of those politicians since broke with Mr Chavez and his left-leaning coalition, citing what they call his authoritarian tendencies. for more
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