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authoritarian

adjective uk   /ˌɔː.θɒr.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/  us   /əˌθɔːr.ɪˈter.i-/ disapproving
demanding that people obey completely and refusing to allow them freedom to act as they wish: an authoritarian regime/government/ruler His manner is extremely authoritarian.
authoritarian
noun [C] uk   us  
an authoritarian person: My father was a real authoritarian so we were brought up very strictly.
authoritarianism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ə.nɪ.zəm/
Translations of “authoritarian”
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨裁的, 專制的…
in Russian авторитарный…
in Turkish otoriter, disiplinli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独裁的, 专制的…
in Polish apodyktyczny, autorytarny…
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