dictatorially


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dic·ta·to·ri·al

 (dĭk′tə-tôr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Tending to tell others what to do in an presumptuous manner.
2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a dictator or dictatorship; autocratic.

dic′ta·to′ri·al·ly adv.
Synonyms: dictatorial, autocratic, authoritarian, imperious, tyrannical, domineering, overbearing
These adjectives mean imposing or tending to impose one's will on others. Dictatorial and autocratic stress the highhanded, peremptory manner characteristic of a dictator or despot: ordered the staff about in her usual dictatorial manner; an autocratic teacher who was uninterested in his students' opinions.
Authoritarian implies the expectation of unquestioning obedience: the timid child of authoritarian parents.
Imperious suggests the arrogant manner of one accustomed to commanding: dismissed my opinion with an imperious gesture.
Tyrannical connotes the zealous application of absolute power: was known as a tyrannical director who intimidated everyone on the set.
Domineering and overbearing imply a tendency to assert one's will in a rude or oppressive manner: a domineering child who told the group which games they would play; an overbearing customer demanding to see the manager.
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Adv.1.dictatorially - in an overbearingly domineering mannerdictatorially - in an overbearingly domineering manner; as a dictator; "this manager acts dictatorially toward his colleagues"
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Translations

dictatorially

[dɪktəˈtɔːrɪəlɪ] ADVdictatorialmente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dictatorially

[ˌdɪktəˈtɔːrɪəlɪ] advin modo dittatoriale, da dittatore
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In fact, the Hospital had become an object of intense interest to Bulstrode, and he would willingly have continued to spare a large yearly sum that he might rule it dictatorially without any Board; but he had another favorite object which also required money for its accomplishment: he wished to buy some land in the neighborhood of Middlemarch, and therefore he wished to get considerable contributions towards maintaining the Hospital.
"Just because you don't subscribe to no-deal at all costs by dictatorially threatening to prorogue parliament, without any room for reasonable debate, it does not mean you are not a Conservative."
'Bad enough they do this, but that day when they went on TV to claim the association is behaving dictatorially was very humiliating.
1968: Foreign Secretary George Brown quit as he accused Prime Minister Harold Wilson of running the Cabinet dictatorially. 1974: A federal grand jury concluded that President Nixon was involved in a conspiracy to cover up White House involvement in the burglary at the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate complex in 1972.
People used to think Zardari was more diplomatic than Nawaz Sharif, but his statements that Imran is undisciplined, doesn't have the ability to run the government, is trying to impose the law dictatorially or following the instructions of a third force, proves he is as ill-advised as Nawaz
5000 schools were closed down, scuttling of the fee reimbursement scheme, universities are being dictatorially controlled by the government and no faculty recruitment is taking place and overall education is in shambles," Dasoju said.
227), a rationalization in accord with Ahab's dictatorially redirecting the crew of the Pequod from their original mission and obligations.
Will the ousted Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno and Vice President Leni Robredo be able to gather enough support from both sides of the gender divide to go against the misogynists and dictatorially inclined politicians in today's landscape?
Shockingly enough, IGP, and the Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) look very happy to inaugurate functions of cooperative housing societies the administrative committee of which runs the affairs, dictatorially. Another cause of immense shock is that the police chief's office mostly remains occupied by the property dealers whose sleeves carry stains of human blood.
Dos Santos had to deal with external intervention and over two decades of civil war , during which he ruled dictatorially. Mugabe, despite a facade of constitutionalism and regular elections, also became increasingly dictatorial.
Therein, he took aim at the British Parliament, which dictatorially constrained colonial exports while securing a monopoly for British imports.
He wants a yes-man to worship him and cooperate with him submissively in avoiding implementation of the most crucial provisions in the peace deal, such as the needed reforms, and to help him return the country to war so as to continue to dictatorially maintain the power through the violence," he added.