Definition of Dictatorial

1. Adjective. Of or characteristic of a dictator. "Dictatorial powers"

Partainyms: Dictator
Derivative terms: Dictator



2. Adjective. Expecting unquestioning obedience. "Insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
Exact synonyms: Authoritarian, Overbearing
Similar to: Domineering
Derivative terms: Overbearingness

3. Adjective. Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty. "A tyrannical government"

Definition of Dictatorial

1. a. Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute.

Definition of Dictatorial

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to a dictator ¹

2. Adjective. in the manner of a dictator, usually with callous disregard for others ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dictatorial

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dictatorial

dictamnus
dictamnuses
dictaphone
dictaphones
dictate
dictated
dictated but not read
dictates
dictating
dictation
dictation machine
dictation machines
dictational
dictations
dictator
dictatorial (current term)
dictatorially
dictatorialness
dictatorian
dictatorlike
dictators
dictatorship
dictatorship of the majority
dictatorship of the proletariat
dictatorships
dictatory
dictatour
dictatours
dictatress
dictatresses

Literary usage of Dictatorial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Philippines: A Record of Personal Observations and Experiences by Albert Gardner Robinson (1901)
"WITHIN the range of Dewey's guns, Aguinaldo, on June 18, 1898, established a dictatorial government, placing himself at its head by the advice and with the ..."

2. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1877)
"Tiic picta- Once disengaged from an empirical and retrograde policy, the dictatorial government can, and ought to, assert its legitimate supremacy, ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"On 30 Jen; 1861 Juarez was elected president of th- Mexican republic with dictatorial powen. and on 17 July the congress suspended pigment of public bonds ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"His presumption, his dictatorial and positive manner, combined with his utter weakness, excited in my mind contempt. Yet this is a great star in these times ..."

5. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1903)
"... Solicitor-General—Conference on the Treaty of Paris— Low Church Bishops—Leadership of the Opposition—Coolness in Paris —dictatorial Policy to Brazil. ..."

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