Dictatorial - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdɪktəˈtɔːriəl|  American pronunciation of the word dictatorial
Brit.  |dɪktəˈtɔːrɪəl|  British pronunciation of the word dictatorial

adjective

- expecting unquestioning obedience (syn: authoritarian, overbearing)
- characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty(syn: authoritarian, autocratic, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannical)

a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war

Examples

He was given dictatorial powers.

...a dictatorial leader with total control over people's lives...

a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war

...the professor is something of an outcast in the halls of academe now that his former support of a dictatorial regime has become public...

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