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Meaning of word authoritarian from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

authoritarian   noun

Meaning : A person who behaves in a tyrannical manner.

Example : My boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime.

Synonyms : dictator

authoritarian   adjective

Meaning : Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule. Having absolute sovereignty.

Example : An authoritarian regime.
Autocratic government.
Despotic rulers.
A dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war.
A tyrannical government.

Synonyms : autocratic, despotic, dictatorial, tyrannic, tyrannical

Translation in other languages :

Meaning : Expecting unquestioning obedience.

Example : The timid child of authoritarian parents.
Insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter.

Synonyms : dictatorial, overbearing