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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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dictatorial

(ˌdɪktəˈtɔːrɪəl)
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or characteristic of a dictator
2. tending to dictate; tyrannical; overbearing
ˌdictaˈtorially adv
ˌdictaˈtorialness n
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dic•ta•to•ri•al

(ˌdɪk təˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a dictator or dictatorship.
2. appropriate to or characteristic of a dictator.
3. inclined to dictate; imperious; overbearing: a dictatorial attitude.
[1695–1705]
dic`ta•to′ri•al•ly, adv.
dic`ta•to′ri•al•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dictatorial - of or characteristic of a dictator; "dictatorial powers"
2.dictatorial - expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
domineering - tending to domineer
3.dictatorial - characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute ruledictatorial - 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"
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dictatorial

adjective
1. absolute, unlimited, totalitarian, autocratic, unrestricted, tyrannical, despotic He suspended the constitution and assumed dictatorial powers.
absolute democratic, restricted, constitutional, egalitarian
2. domineering, authoritarian, oppressive, bossy (informal), imperious, overbearing, magisterial, iron-handed, dogmatical his dictatorial management style
domineering humble, tolerant, servile, suppliant
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dictatorial

adjective
2. Having and exercising complete political power and control:
3. Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority:
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Translations

dictatorial

[ˌdɪktəˈtɔːrɪəl] ADJ [manner etc] → dictatorial
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dictatorial

[ˌdɪktəˈtɔːriəl]
adj
[powers] → dictatorial(e)
(= domineering) → dictatorial(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dictatorial

adj, dictatorially
advdiktatorisch
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dictatorial

[ˌdɪktəˈtɔːrɪəl] adjdittatoriale, da dittatore
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Moreover, not only towards the Jews, but toward all oriental peoples we English come into contact, a spirit of arrogance and contemptuous dictatorialness is observable, which has become a national disgrace to us.
"spirit of arrogance and contemptuous dictatorialness" toward the Jews and "all oriental peoples" (6: 301).
Moreover, not only towards the Jews, but towards all oriental peoples with whom we English come into contact, a spirit of arrogance and contemptuous dictatorialness is observable which has become a national disgrace to us [...].