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authoritarian


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  authoritarian 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {autocratic},  {dictatorial}, 
  {despotic},  {tyrannical}] 
  2:  likened  to  a  dictator  in  severity  [syn:  {dictatorial}] 
  3:  expecting  unquestioning  obedience;  "he  was  imperious  and 
  dictatorial";  "the  timid  child  of  authoritarian  parents"; 
  "insufferably  overbearing  behavior  toward  the  waiter" 
  [syn:  {dictatorial},  {overbearing}] 
  n  :  behaves  like  a  tyrant  [syn:  {dictator}] 




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