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1. authoritarian

adjective. ['əˌθɔrəˈtɛriːən'] characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty.

Synonyms

  • tyrannical
  • dictatorial
  • despotic
  • tyrannic
  • undemocratic

Antonyms

  • elitist
  • egalitarian
  • humble
  • modest

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Rhymes with Authoritarian

  • septuagenarian
  • parliamentarian
  • disciplinarian
  • utilitarian
  • totalitarian
  • octogenarian
  • nonsectarian
  • humanitarian
  • veterinarian
  • proletarian
  • majoritarian
  • eskandarian
  • egalitarian
  • centenarian
  • bagdasarian
  • vegetarian
  • unitarian
  • skenderian
  • seminarian
  • libertarian
  • lauretarian
  • contrarian
  • wagnerian
  • sectarian
  • planarian
  • markarian
  • librarian
  • kasparian
  • hungarian
  • bulgarian

How do you pronounce authoritarian?

Pronounce authoritarian as əˌθɔrəˈtɛriən.

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Sentences with authoritarian


1. Adjective
This type of leader is sometimes referred to as an authoritarian leader.

Quotes about authoritarian


1. A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.
- Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

2. Parents who discipline their child by discussing the consequences of their actions produce children who have better moral development , compared to children whose parents use authoritarian methods and punishment.
- Simon Baron-Cohen, Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty

3. The working class had imposed upon them a sterile and authoritarian educational system which mirrored the ethos of the corporate workplace.
- Anthony M. Platt

2. authoritarian

adjective. ['əˌθɔrəˈtɛriːən'] expecting unquestioning obedience.

Synonyms

  • overbearing
  • domineering

Antonyms

  • antiauthoritarian
  • republican
  • popular

3. authoritarian

noun. ['əˌθɔrəˈtɛriːən'] a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner.

Synonyms

  • oppressor
  • dictator
  • disciplinarian
  • moralist
  • Big Brother

Antonyms

  • elective
  • classless
  • parliamentary
  • elected
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