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AUTOCRATIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does autocratic mean? 

AUTOCRATIC (adjective)
  The adjective AUTOCRATIC has 2 senses:

1. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
2. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

  Familiarity information: AUTOCRATIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUTOCRATIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

Synonyms:

high-and-mighty; bossy; autocratic; peremptory; magisterial; dominating

Context examples:

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

Similar:

domineering (tending to domineer)


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Meaning:

Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

Synonyms:

authoritarian; autocratic; despotic; tyrannical; dictatorial

Context examples:

an authoritarian regime / autocratic government / despotic rulers / a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war / a tyrannical government

Similar:

undemocratic (not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals)


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