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There are 6 meanings of the word Authoritarian.

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Authoritarian - as a noun

A person who behaves in a tyrannical manner

Example: "My boss is a dictator who makes everyone work overtime"

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Authoritarian - as an adjective satellite

Characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

Example: "An authoritarian regime"

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Expecting unquestioning obedience

Example: "The timid child of authoritarian parents"

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Authoritarian - as an adjective

Of, or relating to, or exhibiting strict obedience to an authority; favoring authoritarianism over civic and individual liberties.

Demanding obedience to authority; marked by authoritarianism; dictatorial, tyrannical.

Example: "The authoritarian government was demanding stricter laws for low-wage peasants."

Tending to impose one's demands upon others as if one were an authority.

Example Sentences

"The country's government is becoming increasingly authoritarian."
"The authoritarian regime suppressed any form of dissent."
"Some people prefer living under an authoritarian system because they believe it ensures stability."
"The authoritarian leader ruled with an iron fist."
"The company has an authoritarian management style that stifles creativity."
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Is AUTHORITARIAN a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, authoritarian is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

AUTHORITARIAN has a SCRABBLE points total of 16.

Is AUTHORITARIAN a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, authoritarian is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
AUTHORITARIAN has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 17.

Is AUTHORITARIAN a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, authoritarian is valid for WordFeud
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AUTHORITARIAN has a WORDFEUD points total of 17.

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