Synonyms and Antonyms of authoritarianism

  1. a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power <a critical period that saw a number of third-world countries abandon authoritarianism for democracy> Synonyms absolutism, autarchy, despotism, autocracy, Caesarism, czarism (also tsarism or tzarism), dictatorship, totalism, totalitarianism, tyrannyRelated Words monarchism, monarchy, monocracy; Big Brother, Big Brotherism, Communism, fascism, Nazism; domination, oppressionNear Antonyms democracy, self-governance, self-government, self-rule; freedom, self-determination; autonomy, sovereignty (also sovranty)

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