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Synonyms for authoritarian

Noun

1. authoritarian, dictator, oppressor
usage: a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"

Adjective

1. authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannical, undemocratic (vs. democratic)
usage: 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"
2. authoritarian, dictatorial, overbearing, domineering (vs. submissive)
usage: expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
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