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to·tal·i·tar·i·an

 (tō-tăl′ĭ-târ′ē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, being, or imposing a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life, the individual is subordinated to the state, and opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed: "A totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).
n.
A practitioner or supporter of such a government.


to·tal′i·tar′i·an·ism n.

totalitarian

(təʊˌtælɪˈtɛərɪən)
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, denoting, relating to, or characteristic of a dictatorial one-party state that regulates every realm of life. Also called: totalistic
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who advocates or practises totalitarian policies
[from totality + -arian]
toˌtaliˈtarianism n

to•tal•i•tar•i•an

(toʊˌtæl ɪˈtɛər i ən)

adj.
1. noting or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life.
2. exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic.
n.
3. an adherent of totalitarian principles or government.
[1925–30]
to•tal`i•tar′i•an•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.totalitarian - an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Adj.1.totalitarian - characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized controltotalitarian - characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control; "a totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul"- Arthur M.Schlesinger, Jr.
undemocratic - not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals; "the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures"
2.totalitarian - of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of lifetotalitarian - of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of life; "totalitarian theory and practice"; "operating in a totalistic fashion"

totalitarian

totalitarian

adjective
1. Characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority:
2. Having and exercising complete political power and control:
noun
1. One who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority:
2. An absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive:
Translations

totalitarian

[ˌtəʊtælɪˈtɛərɪən] ADJtotalitario

totalitarian

[təʊˌtælɪˈtɛəriən] adjtotalitaire

totalitarian

adjtotalitär

totalitarian

[ˌtəʊtælɪˈtɛərɪən] adjtotalitario/a
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RON Davies, our revered former Labour Welsh Secretary, now a Plaid Cymru loyalist, announces that "it is frauds and totalitarians who have to rely on lies and half truths".
Roland Huntford, in his classic work, The New Totalitarians, drew attention to contemporary Sweden as a society that, while ostensibly democratic, could be characterized as socially totalitarian.
Gandhi and King and Mandela succeeded because they wanted someone to be left when they were done; they were not less serious than the totalitarians, but more practical.
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By blowing up Parliament, V symbolically accomplishes what all totalitarians seek--the destruction of legislative institutions intended to make government power subordinate to law and accountable to the people.
Gahl strikes me as utterly duplicitous in defending the Vatican position on human sexuality while attacking Santorum's critics as totalitarians whose goal is to silence public debate.
Both were haunted by the Death of God, delighted by the idiosyncratic habits of their countrymen, and physically diminished as a direct result of their confrontation with totalitarians (not to mention their love of tobacco).
At just this point in many political discussions, someone--often a liberal--laments that, if no distinctions are made between private and public life, or between culture and politics, then totalitarians from left to right inherit the earth.
The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The New Yorker and other publications which pride themselves on being in the know have pointed out the influence of religious totalitarians.
Like George Creel and the totalitarians who built on his example, the dominant organs of the conservative media have defined patriotism as loyalty to the Dear Leader fiber alles.
I have to disagree, though, with your assessment that the totalitarians who hope to build a new world order "have their work cut out for them.