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Synonyms for autocratic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory(adj)

    offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

    "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"

    Synonyms:
    overlooking, authoritarian, despotic, ascendant, distinguished, dominating, commanding, magisterial, imposing, tyrannical, high-and-mighty, grand, bossy, tyrannic, ascendent, peremptory, dictatorial

    Antonyms:
    submissive, democratic

  2. authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannical(adj)

    characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

    "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government"

    Synonyms:
    tyrannical, despotical, overbearing, despotic, high-and-mighty, authoritarian, oppressive, bossy, dictatorial, magisterial, peremptory, tyrannous, dominating, tyrannic

    Antonyms:
    submissive, democratic

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. autocratic

    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, authoritative, 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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. autocratic

    Synonyms:
    independent, arbitrary, despotic, irresponsible, absolute

    Antonyms:
    dependent, subordinate, re sponsible, constitutional, limited

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. autocratic(a.)

    Synonyms:
    absolute, despotic

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. autocratic(a)

    Synonyms:
    absolute, despotic, arbitrary

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "autocratic":

    authoritarian, dictatorial, totalitarian, despotic

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How to use autocratic in a sentence?

  1. Chris Barron:

    They believe that Trump is somehow this autocratic despot and they're waiting for any words that fill in that narrative.

  2. Yuri Ganus:

    In our country with these traditions, autocratic and bureaucratic, the presidential level is needed to make decisions to change, i really hope that the time has come for serious changes.

  3. Yusuf Muftuoglu:

    These long-term investor circles do not really care how autocratic Turkey becomes, because they are already working with countries such as Saudi and others around the world with bad records on human rights, in more strategic circles, the question is will Turkey be part of a new rising eastern bloc and turn away from the West. As long as it remains somewhere in between, the political risk is seen as manageable.

  4. Kristina Lunz:

    Autocratic leaders and toxic leaders are always the biggest threat to women's rights.

  5. Samantha Vinograd:

    Maria Butina is in the United States( court system) after an independent law enforcement process was undertaken. Maria Butina'll get a fair trial. Maria Butina has access to lawyers and Maria Butina will not be manipulated by a system that's controlled by an autocratic leader, paul Whelan is not going to have the same benefit while Paul Whelan's in Russia. Russian President Vladimir -RRB- Putin controls law enforcement in Russia. Russian President Vladimir -RRB- Putin controls the courts, and Russian President Vladimir -RRB- Putin controls propaganda. And thereby, we have to be very clear here that Paul Whelan may be brought before the courts on trumped-up charges with completely fabricated evidence and with a verdict already predetermined.

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