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Synonyms for authoritative
əˈθɔr ɪˌteɪ tɪv, əˈθɒr-au·thor·i·ta·tive

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  1. authoritativeadjective

    Highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority

    This book is the world's most authoritative guide to insect breeding habits.

    Synonyms:
    proper, definitive, precise

  2. authoritativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    of record

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. authoritative

    In the strict sense, absolute, free from all limitation or control, and supreme, superior to all, can not properly be said of any being except the divine. Both words are used, however, in a modified sense, of human authorities; absolute then signifying free from limitation by other authority, and supreme exalted over all other; as, an absolute monarch, the supreme court. Absolute, in this use, does not necessarily carry any unfavorable sense, but as absolute power in human hands is always abused, the unfavorable meaning predominates. Autocratic power knows no limits outside the ruler's self; arbitrary power, none outside the ruler's will or judgment, arbitrary carrying the implication of wilfulness and capriciousness. Despotic is commonly applied to a masterful or severe use of power, which is expressed more decidedly by tyrannical. Arbitrary may be used in a good sense; as, the pronunciation of proper names is arbitrary; but the bad sense is the prevailing one; as, an arbitrary proceeding. Irresponsible power is not necessarily bad, but eminently dangerous; an executor or trustee should not be irresponsible; an irresponsible ruler is likely to be tyrannical. A perfect ruler might be irresponsible and not tyrannical. Authoritative is used always in a good sense, implying the right to claim authority; imperative, peremptory, and positive are used ordinarily in the good sense; as, an authoritative definition; an imperative demand; a peremptory command; positive instructions; imperious signifies assuming and determined to command, rigorously requiring obedience. An imperious demand or requirement may have in it nothing offensive; it is simply one that resolutely insists upon compliance, and will not brook refusal; an arrogant demand is offensive by its tone of superiority, an arbitrary demand by its unreasonableness; an imperious disposition is liable to become arbitrary and arrogant. A person of an independent spirit is inclined to resent an imperious manner in any one, especially in one whose superiority is not clearly recognized. Commanding is always used in a good sense; as, a commanding appearance; a commanding eminence. Compare DOGMATIC; INFINITE; PERFECT.

    Synonyms:
    absolute, arbitrary, arrogant, autocratic, coercive, commanding, compulsive, compulsory, controlling, despotic, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, exacting, haughty, imperative, imperious, irresponsible, lordly, overbearing, peremptory, positive, supreme, tyrannical, unconditional, unequivocal

    Antonyms:
    accountable, complaisant, compliant, conditional, constitutional, contingent, docile, ductile, gentle, humble, lenient, limited, lowly, meek, mild, responsible, submissive, yielding

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. authoritative, importantadjective

    having authority or ascendancy or influence

    "an important official"; "the captain's authoritative manner"

    Synonyms:
    authorised, significant, classic, authorized, of import, important, crucial, definitive, classical

    Antonyms:
    unofficial, nonstandard, uninfluential

  2. authoritative, classical, classic, definitiveadjective

    of recognized authority or excellence

    "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"

    Synonyms:
    authorised, classic, authorized, important, unequivocal, determinate, definitive, classical

    Antonyms:
    uninfluential, unofficial, nonstandard

  3. authoritative, authorized, authorisedadjective

    sanctioned by established authority

    "an authoritative communique"; "the authorized biography"

    Synonyms:
    definitive, authorised, classic, important, authorized, classical

    Antonyms:
    uninfluential, nonstandard, unofficial

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. authoritativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    official, commanding, by authority, EX CATHEDRA

  2. authoritativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    dictatorial, imperative, imperious, magisterial, oracular, peremptory, dogmatic

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How to use authoritative in a sentence?

  1. Debbie Walsh:

    The biggest one is the perception that the leadership qualities that one needs to be a governor( or a President) are not ones that women possess, the image of a governor( or President) is still male with gendered stereotypes of how men lead -- decisive, authoritative, the place where the buck stops.

  2. Hema Budaraju:

    Providing locally relevant, timeless and authoritative information is paramount. This is our responsibility, and we are proud of doing the best that Google can, we will continue our efforts to make sure the world bounces back.

  3. Victoria Stein Feltman:

    Families with an authoritative style have healthy-weight children, and their kids make better choices on their own, and they are more accepting of new foods, when you take away the pressure, the kids become a bit more adventurous and have a better relationship with food. They're not going to go the birthday party and have four cupcakes.

  4. Angie Drobnic Holan:

    We work hard to present accurate, authoritative information to readers of all political opinions and viewpoints, readers may sometimes disagree with a specific rating or report, but they gain knowledge from the report itself, and they understand that over the long term our mission is guided by editorial independence.

  5. Christopher Steer:

    I would consider this research to be of high quality from a recognized authoritative source, the figure of 17 % is certainly strikingly high, well above previous indirect indications pointing to levels of between 2 % and 5 %.


Translations for authoritative

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  • موثوقArabic
  • авторитарен, авторитетен, заповеднически, достоверенBulgarian
  • maßgebend, gebieterisch, maßgeblich, vorherrschend, tonangebend, offiziell, führend, autoritativGerman
  • aŭtoritataEsperanto
  • fidedigno, autoritativo, autorizado, autoritarioSpanish
  • auktoritatiivinen, käskeväFinnish
  • autoritario, autorevoleItalian
  • myndigNorwegian
  • достоверный, авторитетный, властный, повелительный, официальныйRussian
  • auktoritativ, myndigSwedish
  • مستندUrdu
  • 权威性Chinese

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