Dictatorial - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- expecting unquestioning obedience (syn: authoritarian, overbearing)
- characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty (syn: authoritarian, autocratic, despotic, tyrannical)
a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war

Extra examples

He was given dictatorial powers.

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

...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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