despot


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Synonyms for despot

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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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It is the consequences of his actions and inactions, which have collectively haunted every administration since his Third Term Agenda was defeated in parliament, and with tail between his legs, the disgraced despot made a hurried departure from power in 2007.
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?
As a detailed collective contemplation by twenty scholars on communes and despots, and the extents and limits of considering them as distinctive entities, the essays cover a broad geographical and chronological scope that is not restricted to the political--essays on art, culture, and patronage are included.
Despots sometimes have enormous egos; they nurse illusions all the time.
If, for example, the despot asks a foreign bank to deposit funds borrowed in the name of the state into his personal Swiss bank account, the bank can simply refuse to issue the loan on the grounds that this looks like a case of the despot stealing from his people (and after all, the client borrowing the money is the people; the despot is only the agent).
Draw For Sunday's final: 1 Loyal Lindsey 2 Emporio Lord, 3 Verdun Katie (m), 4 Cill Dubh Miller (m), 5 Ashwood Shawnee (m), 6 Despot Dave ( w).
History demonstrates that every "friendly" Middle Eastern despot has been strengthened by U.
On the one hand, it is a despot working in the name of Hussein, and on the other hand, it is a despot working in the name of .
Imprisoned and beaten nearly to death repeatedly throughout his life by Nigeria's despot rulers, he still managed to start his own political party and run for president (twice).
To hush up the story, the despot sent Ramfis to military school in the U.
He places his latest novel, Despot i 6rtva (Despot and Victim), in the despotate of Serbia in the fifteenth century, almost a hundred years after the battle of Kosovo.
During the closing hours of Microsoft Corp's antitrust battle with the government, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, who alone will decide the fate of the software giant, refered to the company as a "benevolent despot," alluding to Microsoft's dominant market position.
Dunham, however, says that her allegiance to that despot was solely for the purpose of gaining sponsorship for a national dance company.
In his scathing privilege speech delivered during the session on Tuesday, Lagman minced no words in calling Marcos a plunderer, a tyrant and a despot, responsible for the killing and silencing of critics during his regime when he imposed martial law.
He is like a firefighter trying to extinguish the fire that has spread all over the place, making it look like he is the despot who gives hope and charity to his subjects.