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Pronunciation:  `otu'kratik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"
  3. [adj]  relating to or of the nature of or having characteristics of an autocracy; "an autocratic government"; "autocratic political rule"
  4. [adj]  of the nature of or relating to an autocrat; "an autocratic ruler"

AUTOCRATIC is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: authoritarian, autocratical, bossy, despotic, dictatorial, dominating, domineering, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory, tyrannical, undemocratic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au`to*crat"ic\, Autocratical \Au`to*crat"ic*al\, a.
Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute;
holding independent and arbitrary powers of government. --
{Au`to*crat"ic*al*ly}, adv.

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