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synonyms for dictatorial

  • absolute
  • arbitrary
  • arrogant
  • autocratic
  • dogmatic
  • domineering
  • haughty
  • imperious
  • oppressive
  • overbearing
  • totalitarian
  • bossy
  • clamorous
  • crack-the-whip
  • despotic
  • dictative
  • doctrinaire
  • egotistic
  • firm
  • imperative
  • iron-handed
  • peremptory
  • pompous
  • proud
  • stern
  • throwing weight around
  • unlimited
  • unrestricted
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antonyms for dictatorial

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  • democratic
  • humble
  • meek
  • obedient
  • servile
  • submissive
  • yielding
  • docile
  • passive
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How to use dictatorial in a sentence

The game opens with dictatorial President Antón Castillo delivering a televised address to Yara, a faux-Cuban paradise saddled with a history of political upheaval.
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The same Tunisian protesters who brought down Ben Ali and instituted democracy and have now forced the resignation of their prime minister are unlikely to put up with dictatorial edicts from a new leader for too long.
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Embezzlement and corruption are considerably more common in dictatorial governments than they are in democracies.
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As it became clear that his followers did not control the streets, however, the rest of his presidency became one protracted attempt to build a dictatorial authority that was eventually frustrated by the elections.
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In 2017, she called the Democratic National Committee “dictatorial” after a delegation of protesters, led by her, was not allowed into its headquarters.
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The climax was reached when a most offensive policeman in a dictatorial manner ordered me to 'Move on.'
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And in enforcing this cardinal truth he is dogmatic and dictatorial, as a prophet and ambassador of the Most High should be.
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If anything, she was more haughty, more dictatorial than ever.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
The world may be wanting in scientific knowledge and acumen, but it will never submit to dictatorial science.
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This extraordinary heresy soon gathered such head that Pragam was appointed Regent and invested with almost dictatorial powers.
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WORDS RELATED TO DICTATORIAL

  • absolutist
  • arbitrary
  • authoritarian
  • autocratic
  • autonomous
  • despotic
  • dictatorial
  • full
  • monocratic
  • preeminent
  • sovereign
  • supreme
  • totalitarian
  • tyrannical
  • tyrannous
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