authoritativeness

[ uh-thawr-i-tey-tiv, uh-thor- ]SEE DEFINITION OF authoritativeness
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The great difficulty that authoritativeness has to contend with is some other authoritativeness.

Authoritativeness is characteristic of His mode of teaching.

Dazed and awed by the man's authoritativeness the boys ran down to the water to see what was the trouble.

In this manner arises the authoritativeness of moral requirements, as designating the latest and highest order of means.

And this idea of authoritativeness is one element in the abstract consciousness of duty.

He had a simple and direct way with them, equally removed from both petting and authoritativeness.

There was likewise nothing startling in Bacons view of the Fathers, and their knowledge and authoritativeness.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "dictatorial" (a sense now restricted to authoritarian), from Medieval Latin authoritativus (see authority). Meaning "possessing authority" is recorded from 1650s; that of "proceeding from proper authority" is from 1809. Related: Authoritatively; authoritativeness.

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