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Authoritarian   /əθˌɔrətˈɛriən/   Listen
Authoritarian

adjective
1.
Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty.  Synonyms: autocratic, despotic, dictatorial, tyrannic, tyrannical.  "Autocratic government" , "Despotic rulers" , "A dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war" , "A tyrannical government"
2.
Expecting unquestioning obedience.  Synonyms: dictatorial, overbearing.  "Insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"



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