despotic

adjective des·pot·ic \ des-ˈpä-tik , dis- \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of despotic

: of, relating to, or characteristic of a despot
  • a despotic government

despotically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of despotic in a Sentence

  1. a nation ruled by a series of despotic rulers, each seemingly worse than the last

  2. the despotic coach demands that his players obey him without question

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Origin and Etymology of despotic

see despot



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