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autocratic

adjective
variants: also

autocratical

Synonyms and Antonyms of autocratic

  1. 1 exercising power or authority without interference by others democracy is supposed to protect the people against the rise of autocratic rulers Synonyms of autocratic arbitrary, absolute (also autocratical), czarist (also tsarist or tzarist), despotic, dictatorial, monocratic, tyrannical (also tyrannic), tyrannousWords Related to autocratic authoritarian, jackbooted, oppressive, totalitarian; antidemocratic, antirepublican; high-handed, magisterial; domineering, imperious, masterful; all-powerful, almighty, omnipotent; autonomous, self-governing, self-ruling, sovereign (also sovran); unconditional, unlimitedNear Antonyms of autocratic circumscribed, restrained, restricted; constitutional, lawful; democratic, republicanAntonyms of autocratic limited

  2. 2 fond of ordering people around an autocratic Boy Scout leader who is under the delusion that he's still an army colonel Synonyms of autocratic authoritarian, authoritative, bossy (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, domineering, imperious, masterful, overbearing, peremptory, tyrannical (also tyrannic), tyrannousWords Related to autocratic 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 autocratic humble, meek, modest, unassuming; amenable, docile, obedient, tractable; indecisive, irresolute; acquiescent, compliant, passive, resigned, submissive, yielding



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