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Synonyms for dictator

Synonyms for dictator

an absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive

one who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority

Synonyms for dictator

a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine

a ruler who is unconstrained by law

a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner

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It's always been a badge of honour to be deported by a tin-pot dictator and that's what happened," he said after arriving at London's Heathrow airport.
As for the Great Leader Gordon waving our cheque book at the Third World, will this money be squandered on guns, drugs and fancy lifestyles for every tin-pot dictator out there?
The view of the tin-pot dictator we get from Thompson, which is probably closer to O'Neill's own reading of the character, shows us a crafty conman skilled at reading the needs of his victims.
For decades, stories of red mercury have conjured a lethal substance whose near-magical properties might quickly turn a terrorist or tin-pot dictator into a mini-superpower.
But on the back of Saturday's third consecutive Group B win over France it sure feels like the top of the world - especially for Burns who can still recall the pain of the dark days when the country was ruled by a tin-pot dictator.
Bush was able to justify his action to the American people by convincing a majority that Iraq's Saddam Hussein was behind the September 11 al-Qaeda attacks on the United States, and that America's security was directly threatened by a tin-pot dictator who had neither an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction nor the means of delivering them to our territory.
Thanks to his ``exemplary'' leadership and that of his cronies, our allies now fear us more than they do a brutal, tin-pot dictator.
Trump threatening to have Clinton jailed is the deranged ranting of a tin-pot dictator flailing after the release of tapes, and the testimonies of women, revealed him to be a sexual predator.
Academics are being detained one after another because of a tin-pot dictator," Kylycdaroy-lu said.
On arriving at Heathrow airport, in the UK capital, Galloway said: "It's always been a badge of honour to be deported by a tin-pot dictator and that's what happened this morning.
I would rather stand alongside our Queen and first-class army than a tin-pot dictator and a ragbag army any day.
It would be an international free-for-all with every tin-pot dictator the world over seeing the climb-down as a green light for them to kill and terrorise at will.
Nor do we indulge in aggressive military displays were the cruel hardware of war and the massed ranks of potential canon fodder are paraded in front of a tin-pot dictator.
Words that leave the future monarch wide open to accusations of hypocrisy (and I'm not merely talking about having a dad parades more trinkets on his chest than the worst tin-pot dictator.
Academics who have expressed their opinions have been detained one by one on instructions given by a tin-pot dictator," he said on Saturday.