Dictionary    Maps    Thesaurus    Translate    Advanced >   


Tip: Click Thesaurus above for synonyms. Also, follow synonym links within the dictionary to find definitions from other sources.

1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
authoritarian
    adj 1: 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" [syn: authoritarian,
           autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic,
           tyrannical]
    2: expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of
       authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior
       toward the waiter" [syn: authoritarian, dictatorial,
       overbearing]
    n 1: a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner; "my boss is a
         dictator who makes everyone work overtime" [syn:
         authoritarian, dictator]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
authoritarian \authoritarian\ adj.
   1. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule;
      having absolute sovereignty; -- of governments or rulers;
      as, an authoritarian regime

   Syn: autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannical
        [WordNet 1.5]

   2. 1 expecting unquestioning obedience: "he was imperious and
      dictatorial"; "the timid child of authoritarian parents";
      "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"

   Syn: dictatorial, overbearing
        [WordNet 1.5]

3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
authoritarian \authoritarian\ n.
   1. 1 behaves like a tyrant.

   Syn: dictator
        [WordNet 1.5]

Thesaurus Results for authoritarian:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
Spartan, Spartanic, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, arbitrary, aristocratic, arrogant, ascendant, astringent, austere, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, autonomous, bigot, bigoted, borne, bossy, bureaucratic, civic, civil, closed, clothed with authority, commanding, competent, consequential, considerable, constitutional, constricted, controlling, cramped, creedbound, deaf, deaf to reason, demanding, democratic, despotic, dictatorial, doctrinaire, dogmatic, dominant, domineering, dour, duly constituted, eminent, empowered, ex officio, exacting, exigent, fanatical, fascist, fascistic, federal, federalist, federalistic, feudal, governing, governmental, great, grim, grinding, gubernatorial, harsh, heavy-handed, hegemonic, hegemonistic, heteronomous, hidebound, high-handed, illiberal, imperative, imperial, imperious, important, influential, insular, leading, little, little-minded, lordly, magisterial, magistral, masterful, matriarchal, matriarchic, mean, mean-minded, mean-spirited, meticulous, mighty, momentous, monarchal, monarchial, monarchic, monocratic, narrow, narrow-hearted, narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nearsighted, official, oligarchal, oligarchic, oppressive, overbearing, overruling, parliamentarian, parliamentary, parochial, patriarchal, patriarchic, peremptory, petty, pluralistic, political, potent, powerful, preeminent, prestigious, prominent, provincial, puissant, purblind, ranking, repressive, republican, rugged, ruling, self-governing, senior, severe, shortsighted, small, small-minded, stern, straitlaced, strict, stringent, stuffy, substantial, superior, suppressive, supreme, theocratic, total, totalitarian, tough, tyrannical, tyrannous, uncatholic, uncharitable, ungenerous, unliberal, unsparing, unyielding, weighty
Common Misspellings >
Most Popular Searches: Define Misanthrope, Define Pulchritudinous, Define Happy, Define Veracity, Define Cornucopia, Define Almuerzo, Define Atresic, Define URL, Definitions Of Words, Definition Of Get Up, Definition Of Quid Pro Quo, Definition Of Irreconcilable Differences, Definition Of Word, Synonyms of Repetitive, Synonym Dictionary, Synonym Antonyms. See our main index and map index for more details.

©2011-2021 ZebraWords.com - Define Yourself - The Search for Meanings and Meaning Means I Mean. All content subject to terms and conditions as set out here. Contact Us, peruse our Privacy Policy