despotic

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adjective des·pot·ic \des-ˈpä-tik, dis-\

Definition of despotic

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of despotic

see despot


First Known Use: 1604



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