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Related / Similar Words: dictator, autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannical, overbearing

 

Definition:
  • a person behaves in an tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime";
  • 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";
  • expecting unquestioning obedience; "he was imperious and dictatorial"; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter";
  • likened to a dictator in severity;

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    Hyponyms: Big Brother, martinet, disciplinarian, moralist

     

    Derivational Morphology: order, prescribe, dictate

     

     
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