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 for authoritarian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  authoritarian \authoritarian\ adj.
     1. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule;
        having absolute sovereignty; -- of governments or rulers;
        as, an authoritarian regime
  
     Syn: autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannical
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. 1 expecting unquestioning obedience: "he was imperious and
        dictatorial"; "the timid child of authoritarian parents";
        "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
  
     Syn: dictatorial, overbearing
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  authoritarian \authoritarian\ n.
     1. 1 behaves like a tyrant.
  
     Syn: dictator
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  authoritarian
      adj 1: characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule;
             having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime";
             "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a
             dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the
             war"; "a tyrannical government" [syn: authoritarian,
             autocratic, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannic,
             tyrannical]
      2: expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of
         authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior
         toward the waiter" [syn: authoritarian, dictatorial,
         overbearing]
      n 1: a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner; "my boss is a
           dictator who makes everyone work overtime" [syn:
           authoritarian, dictator]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  158 Moby Thesaurus words for "authoritarian":
     Spartan, Spartanic, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, arbitrary,
     aristocratic, arrogant, ascendant, astringent, austere,
     authoritative, authorized, autocratic, autonomous, bigot, bigoted,
     borne, bossy, bureaucratic, civic, civil, closed,
     clothed with authority, commanding, competent, consequential,
     considerable, constitutional, constricted, controlling, cramped,
     creedbound, deaf, deaf to reason, demanding, democratic, despotic,
     dictatorial, doctrinaire, dogmatic, dominant, domineering, dour,
     duly constituted, eminent, empowered, ex officio, exacting,
     exigent, fanatical, fascist, fascistic, federal, federalist,
     federalistic, feudal, governing, governmental, great, grim,
     grinding, gubernatorial, harsh, heavy-handed, hegemonic,
     hegemonistic, heteronomous, hidebound, high-handed, illiberal,
     imperative, imperial, imperious, important, influential, insular,
     leading, little, little-minded, lordly, magisterial, magistral,
     masterful, matriarchal, matriarchic, mean, mean-minded,
     mean-spirited, meticulous, mighty, momentous, monarchal,
     monarchial, monarchic, monocratic, narrow, narrow-hearted,
     narrow-minded, narrow-souled, narrow-spirited, nearsighted,
     official, oligarchal, oligarchic, oppressive, overbearing,
     overruling, parliamentarian, parliamentary, parochial, patriarchal,
     patriarchic, peremptory, petty, pluralistic, political, potent,
     powerful, preeminent, prestigious, prominent, provincial, puissant,
     purblind, ranking, repressive, republican, rugged, ruling,
     self-governing, senior, severe, shortsighted, small, small-minded,
     stern, straitlaced, strict, stringent, stuffy, substantial,
     superior, suppressive, supreme, theocratic, total, totalitarian,
     tough, tyrannical, tyrannous, uncatholic, uncharitable, ungenerous,
     unliberal, unsparing, unyielding, weighty
  
  

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