Synonyms for (adjective) tyrannical

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: tyrannical, tyrannous, oppressive

Definition: marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior

Usage: the oppressive government; oppressive laws; a tyrannical parent; tyrannous disregard of human rights

Similar words: domineering

Definition: tending to domineer