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Synonyms and Antonyms of dictator

  1. a person who uses power or authority in a cruel, unjust, or harmful way <the dictator had a fierce stranglehold on the country, keeping its people in poverty and ignorance> Synonyms caesar, despot, führer (or fuehrer), oppressor, pharaoh, strongman, tyrannizer, tyrantRelated Words autarch, autocrat, monocrat; authoritarian, Big Brother, paramount, potentate, totalitarian; caudillo, overlord, warlord; boss, captain, chief, dominator, kingpin, leader, master, overlord, ruler; king, lord, monarch, prince, queen, sovereign (also sovran); baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), magnate, mogul, tycoon; disciplinarian, discipliner, enforcer, martinet, taskmaster

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