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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
dictatorial
    adj 1: of or characteristic of a dictator; "dictatorial powers"
    2: expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of
       authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior
       toward the waiter" [syn: authoritarian, dictatorial,
       overbearing]
    3: 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. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Dictatorial \Dic`ta*to"ri*al\, a. [Cf. F. dictatorial.]
   1. Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute.
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            Military powers quite dictatorial.    --W. Irving.
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   2. Characteristic of a dictator; imperious; dogmatical;
      overbearing; as, a dictatorial tone or manner. --
      Dic`ta*to"ri*al*ly, adv. -- Dic`ta*to"ri*al*ness, n.
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Thesaurus Results for dictatorial:

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