adjective. ['ˌtoʊˌtælɪˈtɛriːən'] characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control.
Words that Rhyme with Totalitarian
Example sentences of the word totalitarian
You play the editor of the last independent newspaper in a totalitarian society.
Quotes containing the word totalitarian
1. Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.
- Mark Skousen
2. The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions but to destroy the capacity to form any.
- Hannah Arendt
3. A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.
- Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine
adjective. ['ˌtoʊˌtælɪˈtɛriːən'] of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of life.
noun. ['ˌtoʊˌtælɪˈtɛriːən'] an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government.