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Synonyms for despotic

Synonyms for despotic

characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority

Synonyms for despotic

belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot


ruled by or characteristic of a despot

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characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

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They too have a warped view of their past, misinterpreting religious texts to support their despotic rule, and like the Nazis they would gladly eradicate those people who do not share their very narrow world view.
As such, Turkey has turned into a fully qualified despotic regime.
This notice involves a contract for the study entitled Study of a Listed Building Rehabilitation Despotic for Housing Public Library Areopolis in the final design stage and detailed design.
In this hysterical revolutionary zeal the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini, went as far as denouncing America as "satanic" and, hiding behind this hypocritical slogan, conducted bloody purges against all those democratic forces that opposed the regime's despotic and repressive policies using the excuse that their actions were in defence of Islam.
The world went along with this despotic system for years.
13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A failure to extend sanctions against Belarusian companies and businessmen that prop by the despotic rule of President Lukashenko is crippling attempts to dislodge Europe's last dictator.
the United Nations, the European Union and Russia, calling for new elections in the Palestinian Authority in order to replace Abbas, accusing the Palestinian Authority of being "a despotic government riddled with corruption.
And wasn't the last Stuart king kicked out in 1688 by popular acclaim for being too despotic and continuing to believe in the divine right to rule even after the country had fought a bitter civil war to get rid of such nonsense.
He added that the Israeli regime is involved in establishing terrorist training bases across the globe in collaboration with despotic rulers and by using the US sway.
Unquestionably, the current regime in Syria is despotic.
The political issue of despotic government is grounded in deep anxieties that go beyond politics and even the East-West relationship, he argues, and the notion of Oriental despotism helps ground western Christian theological concerns about divine power and unconditional faith, and existential concerns about the relationship between the human self and the universe.
Marzouki stressed the need to look at this case as part of transitional justice mechanisms, saying that this tragedy "sums up the sufferings of a whole generation tortured, killed and repressed under a despotic and tyrannical regime.
THE frenzied brainwashed grief in North Korea following the death of despotic 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il is potentially far more disturbing than the combined post-revolutionary vacuum in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
Foreign Secretary William Hague voiced the hope that the end of Kim's 17-year despotic reign could mark a "turning point" in the history of the impoverished, nucleararmed, Stalinist state.
PKK spokesperson Karwan Azadi told the daily, by phone interview from the PKK headquarters in the Qandil Mountains that Turkish fears "do not have any foundation" and that the party's struggle "has nothing to do with dictatorial and despotic regimes in the region.