HyperDic: autocratic

English > 2 senses of the word autocratic:
ADJECTIVEallautocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptoryoffensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
allautocratic, authoritarian, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannicalcharacteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule
autocratic > pronunciation
Soundsao.tahkrae'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > autocratic: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningoffensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power.
Examples
  • "an autocratic person"
  • "autocratic behavior"
Synonymsbossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory
Broaderdomineeringtending to domineer
Spanishautocrático, mandón, perentorio
Catalanautocràtic, manaire, peremptori
Adverbsautocraticallyin an autocratic manner
autocraticallyin an overbearingly domineering manner
English > autocratic: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcharacteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty.
Example "autocratic government"
Synonymsauthoritarian, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannical
Broaderundemocraticnot in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals
Spanishautocrático, autoritario, despótico, dictatorial, tiránico
Catalandictatorial, tirànic
Nounsautocrata cruel and oppressive dictator

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