HyperDic: despotic

English > 3 senses of the word despotic:
ADJECTIVEpertdespotic, despoticalbelonging to or having the characteristics / characteristics of a despot
alldespoticruled by or characteristic of a despot
alldespotic, authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, tyrannic, tyrannicalcharacteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule
despotic > pronunciation
Soundsdihspaa'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > despotic: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
Meaningbelonging to or having the characteristics / characteristics of a despot.
Synonymdespotical
Spanishdespótico
Nounsdespota cruel and oppressive dictator
English > despotic: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningRuled by or characteristic of a despot.
Examples
  • "moved from a feudal to a despotic order"
  • "his administration was arrogant and despotic"
Broaderundemocraticnot in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals
Spanishdespótico
Nounsdespota cruel and oppressive dictator
English > despotic: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningcharacteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty.
Example "despotic rulers"
Synonymsauthoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, tyrannic, tyrannical
Broaderundemocraticnot in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals
Spanishautocrático, autoritario, despótico, dictatorial, tiránico
Catalandictatorial, tirànic
Nounsdespota cruel and oppressive dictator

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