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1. totalitarianism

noun. ['ˌtoʊˌtæləˈtɛriːəˌnɪzəm'] the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government.

Synonyms

  • political theory
  • political orientation
  • totalism
  • ideology

Antonyms

  • conservative
  • dovishness
  • liberal

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • totalitarian (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Totalitarianism

  • egalitarianism
  • authoritarianism
  • sectarianism
  • agrarianism

How do you pronounce totalitarianism?

Pronounce totalitarianism as ˌtoʊˌtæləˈtɛriəˌnɪzəm.

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Example sentences of the word totalitarianism


1. Noun, singular or mass
But despite its young age, totalitarianism has been associated with such familiar movements as Nazism and Fascism.

Quotes containing the word totalitarianism


1. Ultimately, totalitarianism is the only sort of politics that can truly serve the sky-god's purpose. Any movement of a liberal nature endangers his authority and that of his delegates on earth. One God, one King, one Pope, one master in the factory, one father-leader in the family at home.
- Gore Vidal

2. totalitarianism

noun. ['ˌtoʊˌtæləˈtɛriːəˌnɪzəm'] a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).

Synonyms

  • despotism
  • autarchy
  • police state
  • monocracy
  • authoritarianism
  • shogunate
  • Stalinism
  • Caesarism
  • one-man rule
  • autocracy
  • dictatorship
  • tyranny

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • totalitarian (English)
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