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synonyms for strongman

  • autocrat
  • despot
  • tyrant
  • Hitler
  • absolutist
  • adviser
  • authoritarian
  • boss
  • chief
  • commander
  • disciplinarian
  • fascist
  • leader
  • magnate
  • mogul
  • oligarch
  • oppressor
  • ringleader
  • totalitarian
  • tycoon
  • usurper
  • Big Brother
  • fuhrer
  • man on horseback
  • slavedriver

antonyms for strongman

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  • employee
  • follower
  • worker
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How to use strongman in a sentence

Many parts of Paris were this way until the interventions of Baron Haussmann, whose 19th-century redesign was made possible with the force of a military strongman.
RIO DE JANEIRO IS MAKING A DIGITAL MAP OF ONE OF BRAZIL’S LARGEST FAVELASFÁBIO DUARTE, CARLO RATTI, WASHINGTON FAJARDOAPRIL 28, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The responsibility lies with a strongman regime that has ignored all caution.
'THIS IS HELL.' PRIME MINISTER MODI'S FAILURE TO LEAD IS DEEPENING INDIA'S COVID-19 CRISISRANA AYYUBAPRIL 23, 2021TIME
The impulse that leads people who are fearing to change to seek solace with a strongman ruler who tells them what to do, who says I am your voice—this is not new.
HISTORIAN: TODAY’S AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS AREN’T FASCISTS—BUT THEY ARE PART OF THE SAME STORYOLIVIA B. WAXMANNOVEMBER 10, 2020TIME
The most successful strongmen have all known how to do this.
HISTORIAN: TODAY’S AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS AREN’T FASCISTS—BUT THEY ARE PART OF THE SAME STORYOLIVIA B. WAXMANNOVEMBER 10, 2020TIME
If you see a new politician on the rise and want to know if this person has authoritarian leanings and could become a strongman, watch to see if he portrays himself as a victim.
HISTORIAN: TODAY’S AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS AREN’T FASCISTS—BUT THEY ARE PART OF THE SAME STORYOLIVIA B. WAXMANNOVEMBER 10, 2020TIME
The cult of victimhood is a fundamental part of the strongman.
HISTORIAN: TODAY’S AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS AREN’T FASCISTS—BUT THEY ARE PART OF THE SAME STORYOLIVIA B. WAXMANNOVEMBER 10, 2020TIME
A determined strongman, not taken seriously by the elites but enabled by a core of passionate supporters, could bend events his way just as his country went into free-fall.
HITLER’S QUEST FOR POWER WAS NEARLY DERAILED MULTIPLE TIMES. BUT THE SYSTEM ENABLED HIS RISEPETER ROSS RANGEAUGUST 31, 2020TIME
Back of the Refresher, at about eye-level, are three Venusian coconuts that a Hittite strongman threw there during a major brawl.
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WORDS RELATED TO STRONGMAN

  • authoritarian
  • despot
  • dictator
  • oppressor
  • strongman
  • totalitarian
  • tyrant
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