Authoritarian - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˌθɔːrəˈterɪən|  American pronunciation of the word authoritarian
Brit.  |ɔːˌθɒrɪˈteərɪən|  British pronunciation of the word authoritarian


- a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner (syn: dictator)


- characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty (syn: autocratic, despotic, dictatorial, tyrannical)
an authoritarian regime
- expecting unquestioning obedience (syn: dictatorial, overbearing)
the timid child of authoritarian parents

Extra examples

...grew up with an authoritarian older sister who thought she was queen of the world... authoritarian coach who runs football practice like it's boot camp...

Critics claim his management has become too authoritarian.

Authoritarians discourage questions and squelch independence.

...any defiance of the authoritarian regime would have dire consequences...

Authoritarian parents tend to be low in nurturance and high in parental control compared with other parents.

I am a convinced authoritarian. I share none of those Utopian fancies.

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