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Definition 1: a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner - [noun denoting person]

Samples where authoritarian or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime

Synonyms for authoritarian in the sense of this definition

(authoritarian is a kind of ...) a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures

(... is a kind of authoritarian ) a totalitarian leader and invader of privacy

(... is a kind of authoritarian ) someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

Definition 2: expecting unquestioning obedience - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where authoritarian or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the timid child of authoritarian parents
  • insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter

Synonyms for authoritarian in the sense of this definition

(authoritarian is similar to ...) tending to domineer

Definition 3: characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where authoritarian or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an authoritarian regime
  • autocratic government
  • despotic rulers
  • a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war
  • a tyrannical government

Synonyms for authoritarian in the sense of this definition

(authoritarian is similar to ...) not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals

"the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures"

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