autocratic arbitrary, *absolute, despotic, tyrannical, tyrannous
Analogous words: *dictatorial, magisterial: authoritarian, *totalitarian: *masterful, domineering, imperious: overbearing, arrogant (see PROUD)
Contrasted words: yielding, deferring, submitting, capitulating (see YIELD vb)i tolerant, lenient, *forbearing, indulgent

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  • autocratic — UK US /ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk/ adjective POLITICS, WORKPLACE ► controlled by one leader who has total power, and who does not allow anyone else to make decisions: autocratic leadership/management/company »An autocratic management style often results in… …   Financial and business terms

  • Autocratic — Au to*crat ic, Autocratical Au to*crat ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government. {Au to*crat ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • autocratic — index dictatorial, powerful, strict Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • autocratic — (adj.) 1823, from Fr. autocratique, from autocrate, from Gk. autokrates (see AUTOCRAT (Cf. autocrat)). Earlier autocratoric (1670s) was directly from Gk. autokratorikos. Autocratical is attested from 1801 …   Etymology dictionary

  • autocratic — [adj] holding power exclusively absolute, all powerful, arbitrary, bossy, czarlike, despotic, dictatorial, domineering, driving, imperious, monocratic, pushing, tyrannical, tyrannous; concepts 319,536 Ant. democratic …   New thesaurus

  • autocratic — autocratically, adv. /aw teuh krat ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of autocracy or of an autocrat; absolute: autocratic government. 2. like an autocrat; tyrannical; despotic; domineering: autocratic behavior; an autocratic person.… …   Universalium

  • autocratic — adjective 1. offensively self assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power an autocratic person autocratic behavior a bossy way of ordering others around a rather aggressive and dominating character managed the employees in an aloof… …   Useful english dictionary

  • autocratic — also autocratical adjective Date: 1823 1. of, relating to, or being an autocracy ; absolute < an autocratic government > 2. characteristic of or resembling an autocrat ; despotic < an autocratic ruler > • autocra …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • autocratic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government. In recent times the British prime minister has become increasingly autocratic …   Wiktionary

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