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totalitarian

to·tal·i·tar·i·an

totalitarian

 
pronunciation:
to tae lih teI ri n
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: designating a system of government in which power and authority are highly centralized and intrusive into the lives of private citizens, and in which neither opposing parties nor individual differences in opinion are allowed.
A totalitarian government was established under the dictator.
synonyms:
authoritarian, despotic, dictatorial, fascist, tyrannical
similar words:
autarchic, autocratic, oppressive, repressive, undemocratic, unrepresentative
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who advocates or practices totalitarian rule.
similar words:
despot
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derivation: totalitarianism (n.)