autocratic

[aw-tuh-krat-ik]
adjective
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.
Also, autocratical.


Origin:
1815–25; autocrat + -ic

autocratically, adverb
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autocratic (ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to an absolute and unrestricted ruler
2.  domineering or dictatorial
 
autocratically
 
adv

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autocratic
1823, from Fr. autocratique, from autocrate, from Gk. autokrates (see autocrat). Earlier autocratoric (1670s) was directly from Gk. autokratorikos.
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Example sentences
What's worse, government power seems to tickle autocratic fantasies.
Protesters may even succeed in toppling corrupt, autocratic regimes.
Although he is unlikely to persuade the hopelessly autocratic, everyone else is
  bound to learn something.
As a landlord he is picturesquely autocratic.
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