HyperDic: authoritarian

English > 3 senses of the word authoritarian:
ADJECTIVEallauthoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannicalcharacteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule
allauthoritarian, dictatorial, overbearingexpecting unquestioning obedience
NOUNperson authoritarian, dictatora person who behaves in a tyrannical manner
authoritarian > pronunciation
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English > authoritarian: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcharacteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty.
Example"an authoritarian regime"
Synonymsautocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannical
Broaderundemocraticnot in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals
Spanishautocrático, autoritario, despótico, dictatorial, tiránico
Catalandictatorial, tirànic
English > authoritarian: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExpecting unquestioning obedience.
Example"the timid child of authoritarian parents"
Synonymsdictatorial, overbearing
Broaderdomineeringtending to domineer
Spanishautoritario, despótico, dictatorial
Catalanautoritari, despòtic, dictatorial
English > authoritarian: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who behaves in a tyrannical manner.
NarrowerBig BrotherAn authoritarian leader and invader of privacy
martinet, disciplinarian, moralistsomeone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
BroaderoppressorA person of authority who subjects / subjects others to undue pressures
Spanishautoritario, déspota, dictadora, dictador, tirano
Catalanautoritari, dèspota, dictador, tirà

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