Associations to the word «Authoritarian»


AUTHORITARIAN, adjective. Of, or relating to, absolute obedience to an authority.
AUTHORITARIAN, adjective. Characterised by a tyrannical obedience to an authority; dictatorial.
AUTHORITARIAN, adjective. Tending to impose one's demands upon others as if one were an authority.
AUTHORITARIAN, noun. One who commands absolute obedience to his or her authority.
AUTHORITARIAN, noun. One who follows and is excessively obedient to authority.

Dictionary definition

AUTHORITARIAN, noun. A person who behaves in a tyrannical manner; "my boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime".
AUTHORITARIAN, adjective. Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government".
AUTHORITARIAN, adjective. Expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca