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English adjective: despotic

1. despotic belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot


2. despotic ruled by or characteristic of a despot

SamplesMoved from a feudal to a despotic order.
His administration was arrogant and despotic.



3. despotic characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

SamplesAn authoritarian regime.
Autocratic government.
Despotic rulers.
A dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war.
A tyrannical government.

Synonymsauthoritarian, autocratic, dictatorial, tyrannic, tyrannical



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