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authoritative

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of authoritative

  1. 1 being the most accurate and apparently thorough this book is considered the most authoritative source on that subject Synonyms of authoritative definitive, classic, classical, magisterialWords Related to authoritative conclusive, decisive; approved, official, sanctioned; accurate, correct; complete, comprehensive, exhaustive, thorough

  2. 2 having power over the minds or behavior of others after a couple of authoritative critics panned the movie, the other reviewers rushed to say how awful it was Synonyms of authoritative influential, forceful, weightyWords Related to authoritative cogent, controlling, dominating, masterful; dominant, predominant, regnant, sovereign (also sovran), supreme; eminent, important, momentousNear Antonyms of authoritative helpless, impotent, powerless, weak; incapable, unable

  3. 3 fond of ordering people around she's very authoritative for someone who doesn't actually outrank us Synonyms of authoritative authoritarian, bossy, autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, domineering, imperious, masterful, overbearing, peremptory, tyrannical (also tyrannic), tyrannousWords Related to authoritative arrogant, assumptive, disdainful, fastuous, haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-and-mighty, high-hat, huffy, important, lofty, lordly, overweening, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious, proud, self-asserting, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also toploftical), uppish, uppity; commanding, controlling, dictating, regimental; arbitrary, high-handed, imperial; directorial, magisterial; aggressive, assertive, self-assertive; imperative; conceited, narcissistic, pompous, vain; all-powerful, almighty, omnipotent; firm, sternNear Antonyms of authoritative humble, meek, modest, unassuming; amenable, docile, obedient, tractable; indecisive, irresolute; acquiescent, compliant, passive, resigned, submissive, yielding



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