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au·thor·i·tar·i·an

 (ə-thôr′ĭ-târ′ē-ən, ə-thŏr′-, ô-)
adj.
1. Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority, as against individual freedom: an authoritarian regime.
2. Tending to tell other people what to do in a peremptory or arrogant manner. See Synonyms at dictatorial.

au·thor′i·tar′i·an n.
au·thor′i·tar′i·an·ism n.

authoritarian

(ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛərɪən)
adj
1. favouring, denoting, or characterized by strict obedience to authority
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) favouring, denoting, or relating to government by a small elite with wide powers
3. despotic; dictatorial; domineering
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who favours or practises authoritarian policies
auˌthoriˈtarianism n

au•thor•i•tar•i•an

(əˌθɔr ɪˈtɛər i ən, əˌθɒr-)

adj.
1. of, favoring, or requiring complete obedience to authority: an authoritarian military code.
2. pertaining to or being a government in which authority is centered in one person or in a small group not constitutionally accountable to the people.
3. exercising control over the will of others: an authoritarian parent.
n.
4. a person who favors or acts according to authoritarian principles.
[1875–80]
au•thor`i•tar′i•an•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.authoritarian - a person who behaves in a tyrannical mannerauthoritarian - a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"
Big Brother - an authoritarian leader and invader of privacy
disciplinarian, martinet, moralist - someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
oppressor - a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures
Adj.1.authoritarian - characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute ruleauthoritarian - 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"
undemocratic - not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals; "the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures"
2.authoritarian - expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
domineering - tending to domineer

authoritarian

noun
1. disciplinarian, dictator, tyrant, Big Brother, control freak, despot, autocrat, absolutist He became an overly strict authoritarian.

authoritarian

adjective
1. Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority:
noun
One who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority:
Translations
إسْتِبْدادي، تَسَلُّطي
autoritářský
autoritaarinen
tekintélyelvû
valdboîs-

authoritarian

[ˌɔːθɒrɪˈtɛərɪən]
A. ADJautoritario
B. Nautoritario/a m/f

authoritarian

[ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛəriən]
adj [person, government, rule, regime, style, state, approach, system, leader, leadership, father] → autoritaire
nautoritaire mf

authoritarian

adjautoritär
nautoritärer Mensch/Vater/Politiker etc; to be an authoritarianautoritär sein

authoritarian

[ˌɔːθɒrɪˈtɛərɪən] adjautoritario/a

authority

(oːˈθorəti) plural auˈthorities noun
1. the power or right to do something. He gave me authority to act on his behalf.
2. a person who is an expert, or a book that can be referred to, on a particular subject. He is an authority on Roman history.
3. (usually in plural) the person or people who have power in an administration etc. The authorities would not allow public meetings.
4. a natural quality in a person which makes him able to control and influence people. a man of authority.
auˌthoriˈtarian adjective
considering obedience to authority more important than personal freedom. an authoritarian government.
auˈthoritative (-tətiv) , ((American) -teitiv) adjective
said or written by an expert or a person in authority. an authoritative opinion.
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Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday condemned the raid by the National Accountability Bureau at Shehbaz Sharif's residence, terming it 'yet another authoritarian and undemocratic move by the government.'
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