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Synonyms for despot

Synonyms for despot

an absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive

one who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority

Synonyms for despot

a cruel and oppressive dictator

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Is it a simple coincidence that Saddam was the favored leader for not only other useful despots in the region, but also for Western democracy although he permeated a regime of total oppression on Kurds, Turkmen and Shiites?
Societies that give way to fear end up as puppets and prisoners of despots.
Kaliakra was the capital of a short-lived, 14th-century principality in the Dobruja region, which was ruled Despot Dobrotitsa.
The FCO should protect the British Queen rather than expose her to having to dine with a despot.
Al-Qaeda is presumably not an army but a concept which proclaims that rich Western countries are exploiting and controlling the poor and the dispossessed of the world with the collaboration of local despots and are targeting Muslims in particular.
Despots can survive, dictators will fall argues Daniel Freedman.
In this new version, the cards present pictures and information on notorious historical despots.
Communes and despots in medieval and Renaissance Italy.
Despots usually show aggression to other cats, but this one may be unhappy about your dog being in his territory.
Being totalitarian, dictators and despots think they can control everything.
Sylvia Brooke was the consort of His Highness, Sir Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, the last in a bizarre dynasty of English despots who ruled a jungle kingdom on Borneo until 1946.
IN response to Mr Forrest's letter (Viewpoints, July 9), I would like to add: when are our council despots going to apologise to the rest of the world for speeding up carbon pollution?
s conservative circles (he did a stint reporting for The Limbaugh Letter), Rosenberg ventured into fiction writing and succeeded with a series of novels that dramatized the conflict between Muslim terrorists, Middle Eastern despots, and a steel-spined U.
DICTATOR STYLE: LIFESTYLES OF THE WORLD'S MOST COLORFUL DESPOTS is a hard book to peg: pairing interior design with a funny look at history's alarming dictators, it blends a racy sense of humor with fun profiles of the inner sanctums of the terrifying.
Whatever your political bent or grievance, whatever your history in relation to the despots of old, they are gone.