Synonyms of absolutism


1. absolutism, tyranny, despotism, dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control

usage: dominance through threat of punishment and violence

2. dictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny, autocracy, autarchy

usage: a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

3. absolutism, totalitarianism, totalism, political orientation, ideology, political theory

usage: the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

4. absolutism, doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism

usage: the doctrine of an absolute being

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