Examples of autocratic in a Sentence
democracy is supposed to protect the people against the rise of autocratic rulers
an autocratic Boy Scout leader who is under the delusion that he's still an army colonel
Recent Examples of autocratic from the Web
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey Trump called to congratulate Turkey's president on his victory in a controversial April referendum that was widely dismissed by international monitors as a tool for extending his autocratic rule.
Juan Trippe, the autocratic founder of Pan American World Airways who was then the most powerful person in aviation, wanted a single-aisle design with two decks.
But Mr Xi ignores another conclusion that could be drawn from China’s defeats: that an autocratic political system fearful of Western ideas was at least partly to blame for China’s weakness.
In the south, Norman rulers had imposed order from above in true autocratic fashion in the Middle Ages: To question orders from the nobility was sacrilege, and rules were inflicted, rather than instated.
In December 2016, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh was voted out in a surprise election result, bringing his 22 years of autocratic rule to an end.
Egypt was another long-term linchpin of American diplomacy, and Mr. Trump has lavished praise on its autocratic leader.
This longing for stability goes a long way toward explaining the support for the new version of Russia’s traditional autocratic state created by President Vladimir Putin.
Tyra has attacked his $100,000-per-month position with enviable energy, sharp instincts and a collaborative management style sure to please bosses who bristled at Jurich's more autocratic approach.
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Did You Know?
Autos in Greek means "same" or "self", so in an autocratic government all the power is held by the leader him- or herself. Autocratic governments are often called dictatorships, or sometimes autocracies. In everyday life, a teacher, a parent, or a football coach can all behave like autocrats as well.
Synonymsarbitrary, absolute (also autocratical), czarist (also tsarist or tzarist), despotic, dictatorial, monocratic, tyrannical (also tyrannic), tyrannous
Related Wordsauthoritarian, jackbooted, oppressive, totalitarian; antidemocratic, antirepublican; high-handed, magisterial; domineering, imperious, masterful; all-powerful, almighty, omnipotent; autonomous, self-governing, self-ruling, sovereign (also sovran); unconditional, unlimited
Near Antonymscircumscribed, restrained, restricted; constitutional, lawful; democratic, republican
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