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3 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Dictatorial \Dic`ta*to"ri*al\, a. [Cf. F. dictatorial.]
1. Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute.
Military powers quite dictatorial. --W. Irving.
2. Characteristic of a dictator; imperious; dogmatical;
overbearing; as, a dictatorial tone or manner. --
Dic`ta*to"ri*al*ly, adv. -- Dic`ta*to"ri*al*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: of or characteristic of a dictator; "dictatorial powers"
2: expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of
authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior
toward the waiter" [syn: authoritarian, dictatorial,
3: 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]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "dictatorial":
U, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, all-powerful, arbitrary,
aristocratic, arrogant, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic,
autonomous, bossy, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional,
democratic, despotic, domineering, elitist, fascist, federal,
federalist, federalistic, feudal, governmental, grinding,
gubernatorial, heteronomous, high and mighty, high-handed,
hubristic, imperative, imperial, imperious, lordly, magisterial,
magistral, masterful, matriarchal, matriarchic, monarchal,
monarchial, monarchic, monocratic, official, oligarchal,
oligarchic, omnipotent, oppressive, overbearing, overruling,
parliamentarian, parliamentary, patriarchal, patriarchic,
peremptory, pluralistic, political, repressive, republican,
self-governing, severe, strict, suppressive, theocratic,
totalitarian, tyrannical, tyrannous, unlimited
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