authoritarian


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to authoritarian: authoritative, authoritarian state, authoritarian personality
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • adj
  • noun

Synonyms for authoritarian

Synonyms for authoritarian

characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority

one who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority

Synonyms for authoritarian

a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner

characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

expecting unquestioning obedience

References in periodicals archive ?
It indicates to the authoritarian governments that the world leading proponent of human rights in not all that serious about them.
He criticizes previous analyses based on a categorization of authoritarian regimes according to ideal types such as military or single-party dictatorships, or by prominent features such as the existence of a ruling royal family.
Hong Kong is a partial democracy lying in the middle of the continuum, while China is an authoritarian state falling on the extreme nondemocracy end of the continuum.
The two-day vote marks the end of decades of authoritarian rule.
Though this is true of some dictatorships, for much of the authoritarian world the reality is far more complex.
Arabs were living under authoritarian regimes that had been remarkably successful in sustaining their rule by repressing dissents and controlling public opinion through state-run institutions.
Countries such as Morocco, Turkey, and Malta all rank in the top 12 of most gender unequal countries in the sample and so they have a higher probability that women will be more authoritarian than men, the researchers found.
The contemporary literature on authoritarian durability focuses more on democratic-looking institutions such as parties, elections and parliaments than the institution in which authoritarian regimes are most importantly embedded: the state itself.
In an interview with the news agency France 24, and reported by UPI he said Cairo needed to address its reputation as an authoritarian regime, adding the power for change was in the hands of the people.
LONDON: Former UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei has warned the West's support of authoritarian regimes in the Middle East risks encouraging Islamic extremism, in an interview Thursday with a British paper.
Michael Foot even in 1954 was worried about the authoritarian direction the Labour Party was going and the worrying aspect of this is that the Labour Party has become more authoritarian and undemocratic than it was 56 years ago.
Altemeyer says it's "a scientifically established fact" that political, religious, and economic conservatives are High RWAS, and Dean concludes that our government "is run by an array of authoritarian personalities" who are "dominating, opposed to equality, desirous of personal power, amoral, intimidating .
To Donald Rumsfeld: Fascism -- noun, an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization; (in general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.
We can discern four recognizable leadership styles and their resulting effects on followers: coercive authoritarian, benevolent authoritarian, consultative, and collaborative.
Describing "this flamboyant use of the forces of criminal prosecution to threaten whistleblowers and intimidate journalists" as "nothing more than the naked tactics of street thugs and authoritarian juntas," Greenwald concludes: "That sounds like a lot of things.