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
Egypt under Morsi was undergoing a remarkably ordinary transition, neither wholly autocratic nor wholly democratic, falling almost exactly at the mean value of political transitions globally.
But Mr Kaczynski has drawn lessons from Hungary, where Viktor Orban, the autocratic prime minister, has rewritten the constitution and tightened the screws on civil society with little trouble from the European Union.
A sampling of cases from the past seven years reveals how vital Western firms’ tools have been to autocratic regimes – and how little success human rights activists have had in pressuring those firms not to sell their technology for such uses.
So, the president seems to have abetted an autocratic government’s attempt to use cyber attacks and propaganda to spread fraudulent narratives that undermine America’s national interests.
Caesar seeks peace with humans, but must deal with the treachery of a fifth column of gorillas that once served his rival, the autocratic Koba.
When launched in 1996, the network was seen as a revolutionary force bucking a largely conservative and autocratic status quo.
In a sense, the Gulf monarchies have worried about their long-term stability ever since late 2010, when a series of popular uprisings started upending autocratic regimes across the Middle East and North Africa.
Although not a member of his party, she is considered to be loyal to the autocratic leader.
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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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