Synonyms for (noun) authoritarian

Synonyms: authoritarian, dictator

Definition: a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner

Usage: my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime

Similar words: oppressor

Definition: a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures

Synonyms for (adjective) authoritarian

Synonyms: tyrannic, tyrannical, despotic, dictatorial, authoritarian, autocratic

Definition: characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

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

Similar words: undemocratic

Definition: not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals

Usage: the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures


Synonyms: dictatorial, authoritarian, overbearing

Definition: expecting unquestioning obedience

Usage: the timid child of authoritarian parents; insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter

Similar words: domineering

Definition: tending to domineer