Synonyms for (adjective) autocratic

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: peremptory, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, bossy, autocratic

Definition: offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

Usage: 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 words: domineering

Definition: tending to domineer