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    authoritarian - Dictionary definition and meaning for word authoritarian

    (noun) a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner
    Synonyms : dictator
    Example Sentence
    • my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime
    (adj) characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    Example Sentence
    • an authoritarian regime
    • autocratic government
    • despotic rulers
    • a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war
    • a tyrannical government
    (adj) expecting unquestioning obedience
    Synonyms : dictatorial , overbearing
    Example Sentence
    • the timid child of authoritarian parents
    • insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for authoritarian

disciplinarians are authoritarians

authorized to do terror

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