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authoritarian

au·thor·i·tar·i·an

authoritarian

 
pronunciation:
tho rih teI ri n
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or advocating complete obedience or subjection to authority, esp. political authority, without concern for individual rights.
Czar Alexander II was less authoritarian in his views than his father, and this led him to eventually free the serfs.The European monarchs had been authoritarian rulers for centuries.
synonyms:
repressive
antonyms:
democratic, liberal
similar words:
dictatorial, fascist, totalitarian, tyrannical
definition 2: demanding obedience; domineering.
Her authoritarian father controlled nearly every aspect of her life.
synonyms:
dictatorial, domineering, imperious
antonyms:
libertarian
similar words:
autocratic, despotic, overbearing
 
part of speech: noun
definition: someone who is authoritarian in action or belief.
The new principal is seen as an authoritarian and many of the staff have turned against him.
similar words:
autocrat, dictator, disciplinarian, fascist, martinet, totalitarian, tyrant
derivation: authoritarianism (n.)
Word Parts
The word authoritarian contains the following part:
-arian Latin noun-forming suffix that means one believing in; one associated with; one having (age)