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Pronunciation:  u`thori'tehreeun

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  1. [n]  a person behaves in an tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"
  2. [adj]  characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government"
  3. [adj]  expecting unquestioning obedience; "he was imperious and dictatorial"; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
  4. [adj]  likened to a dictator in severity

AUTHORITARIAN is a 13 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: autocratic, despotic, dictator, dictatorial, domineering, overbearing, tyrannical, undemocratic, unpermissive
 See Also: Big Brother, disciplinarian, martinet, moralist, oppressor



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