Synonyms and Antonyms of despotic
1 exercising power or authority without interference by others a nation ruled by a series of despotic rulers, each seemingly worse than the last Synonyms of despotic arbitrary, autocratic (also autocratical), czarist (also tsarist or tzarist), absolute, dictatorial, monocratic, tyrannical (also tyrannic), tyrannousWords Related to despotic 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 despotic circumscribed, restrained, restricted; constitutional, lawful; democratic, republicanAntonyms of despotic limited
2 fond of ordering people around the despotic coach demands that his players obey him without question Synonyms of despotic authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic (also autocratical), bossy, dictatorial, domineering, imperious, masterful, overbearing, peremptory, tyrannical (also tyrannic), tyrannousWords Related to despotic 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 despotic humble, meek, modest, unassuming; amenable, docile, obedient, tractable; indecisive, irresolute; acquiescent, compliant, passive, resigned, submissive, yielding
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