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synonyms for despotism

  • authoritarianism
  • autocracy
  • tyranny
  • dictatorship

antonyms for despotism

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  • democracy
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How to use despotism in a sentence

One Illinois writer dramatically claimed in 1923 that “A scar from forced vaccination is a brand, a mark of medical tyranny and despotism.”
THE U.S. HAS HAD 'VACCINE PASSPORTS' BEFORE—AND THEY WORKEDJORDAN E. TAYLORAPRIL 5, 2021TIME
France had been a direct and formal despotism for almost two hundred years.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The shackles of despotism, which began to be loosened on the 24th of August in Porto, are now bursting in this province.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
This unheard-of despotism, this horrible political perjury, was certainly not merited by the good and generous Brazil.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Her ownership ranged from absolute despotism to humble slavery, and he was happy through it all.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
Rely upon me, as I on you, and you will see democracy and despotism annihilated by rational liberty.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Priests in all times have shown themselves supporters of despotism, and the enemies of public liberty.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
The object of the one party was to support Don Carlos and despotism; the other to uphold Isabella and the constitution.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
They are merely historical monuments, to show despotism and superstition, and the degradation of the people.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
He also wrote of events that occurred when liberty had fled, and the yoke of despotism was nearly insupportable.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPOTISM

  • absolutism
  • autarchy
  • autocracy
  • despotism
  • dictatorship
  • tyranny
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.