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Synonyms of autocratic

Adjective


1. autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory, domineering (vs. submissive)

usage: offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"

2. authoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic, tyrannical, undemocratic (vs. democratic)

usage: 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"

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