Dictator - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɪkteɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word dictator
Brit.  |dɪkˈteɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word dictator

noun

- a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
- a ruler who is unconstrained by law (syn: potentate)
- a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner(syn: authoritarian)

my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime

Examples

The country was ruled by a military dictator.

...the dictator had a fierce stranglehold on the country, keeping its people in poverty and ignorance...

The country has been rulled by a military dictator for six years.

The members of patrliament accused the party leader of behaving like a dictator.

my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime

a dictator who is responsible for murdering thousands of innocent people

The country is ruled by an absolute dictator.

a dictator known for his cruelty

...a cyclopean granite statue that the dictator himself had commissioned...

...the propaganda film attempts to deodorize the dictator's history of human rights abuses...

...a military junta deposed the dictator after he had bankrupted the country...

...members of the deposed dictator's once-feared political party were expatriated as well...

The dictator enriched himself but impoverished his people.

...an inhumane dictator who tortured and murdered thousands of his own people...

...yet another tale of a power-mad dictator with a Machiavellian plan to take over the world...

Word forms

noun
singular: dictator
plural: dictators
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