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Overview of noun authoritarian

The noun authoritarian has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. authoritarian, dictator

(a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime")

Overview of adj authoritarian

The adj authoritarian has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannical

(characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government")

2. authoritarian, dictatorial, overbearing

(expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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