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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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Thus, by changing the intensity of aggression in DomWorld, as suggested by the hypothesis for egalitarian and despotic macaques (McKenna, 1979; Thierry, 1985a, b, 1990), we may switch from an egalitarian society to a despotic one.
In the first section of the article, I set out the standard account of Montesquieu's theory of despotic fear.
Perhaps all this doesn't constitute a conspiracy, but it has all of the trappings of a despotic system--one that maintains power by misinformation and control, something that is too often blamed on those other nations U.S.
The image, blown up, has been spread across the entrance to the lift at the head of the stairs, and the effect magnified by reflection is one of despotic menace.
This day has a historic significance in the Kashmir freedom movement when first bullet was fired by Sardar Mohammad Abdul Qayyum Khan against the despotic Dogra rule - which led to the liberation of AJK part of the Jammu Kashmir state.
This has resulted in harsh criticism from a number of the most oppressive and despotic regimes who want the media to portray only their side of the story -- and have even called for the closure of the Al Jazeera Media Network.
I have been advised of media reports that the People's President, Raila Amolo Odinga has 'reconciled' with the despotic president Uhuru Kenyatta.
V for Vendetta W 10.45pm An Orwellian thriller set in a future England where a despotic government is terrorising the populace.
But after three instalments of The Hunger Games and two Divergents, watching young freedom fighters take on a despotic regime is starting to get a bit old.
It would be unwise and unlawful for the US to enable with arms aid a despotic government committing abuses
While addressing a full court reference in his honour in Islamabad on Thursday, the chief justice said that a society where rulers were not politically responsible, it turns into a despotic and totalitarianism society.
With a deplorable human rights record, the despotic regimes have all become the Israel Party.
The despotic regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an, which cannot tolerate even the slightest trace of law and judiciary due to the graft and bribery scandals that went public on Dec.
Jazayeri said the discontent stems from the White House's support for Israel and despotic rulers around the world.
This is obviously a government ruse This was always free at point of use This is our downward revision This is our financial position This is not a technological mishap This, of course, is wildly madcap This is Cameron's phone hacking scandal This is our ravaging vandal This is Westminster at its most despotic This is disingenuous and chaotic This could be termed as "some cool nerve" This coalition not elected to serve This is not actual impiety This is wrong for our society This, of course, is far from bliss This is Jesus, betrayed by a kiss This betrayal never took place This point made - this isn't grace This is an anagram, please consider This is a tender, not a bidder Jock Brownlee, Loxley Close, Wood End, Coventry.