Synonyms for (adjective) despotic

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: despotic

Definition: ruled by or characteristic of a despot

Usage: moved from a feudal to a despotic order; his administration was arrogant and despotic

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