dictator


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Synonyms for dictator

Synonyms for dictator

an absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive

one who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority

Synonyms for dictator

a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine

a ruler who is unconstrained by law

a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner

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Overthrowing a dictator is dangerous and risky, and the public is subject to a collective-action problem.
In commemoration of our country's escape from a great dictator, we take a look at how buildings were used to conquer and sway nations.
LAHORE -- Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari has said if only selective politicians have to be held accountable or will former dictator also be held accountable.
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday has said only selective politicians have to be held accountable or will former dictator also be held accountable.
Chennai: The second season of the Tamil version of 'Bigg Boss' hosted by actor Kamal Haasan has courted a controversy, with an advocate filing a police complaint seeking a ban on the show for "defaming" late chief minister J Jayalalitha by portraying her as a "dictator".
There are two important things to do in order for a country's leader to become a dictator.
KARACHI -- Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said that July 5 will remain as Black Day in the history of Pakistan as 41 years ago today, a dictator overthrew first directly elected democratic government led by PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, media reported.
Kalder terms this body of work as 'dictator literature', defining it as 'the canon of works written by or attributed to dictators' and goes on to say this is 'about some of the worst books ever written.' In spite of, or because of its subject, Kalder's book is amazing and full of surprises.
Without denying that many country-specific factors may have influenced the behavior of each single Arab dictator, the goal of this paper is to understand the general pattern of the dictators' responses across the Arab world.
How can a dictator hide in plain sight, telegraphing evil intentions years or even decades after their demise?
Duterte had formally assumed the presidency, he was already acting like a dictator. Very early on he was already flexing his autocratic muscle, explicitly making everybody know he was boss.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak today questioned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on who were those labelling him a dictator.
MANILA, Philippines Saying the police and the military will not allow an "SOB" to violate the Constitution, President Duterte shunned last night insinuations that he is poised to become the next dictator of the country.
One of the most potent factors that impel a dictator to political power is an appeal to their spirit of "nationalism" or "patriotism."
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kylycdaroy-lu has repeatedly called President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an -- who is trying at no matter what the cost to the country to form a single-man regime in complete defiance of the Constitution, the law and democratic principles -- a "dictator."