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dictatorial

adjective uk   /ˌdɪk.təˈtɔː.ri.əl/ us    /-ˈtɔːr.i-/ disapproving
liking to give orders: a dictatorial ruler/government Her father is very dictatorial.
Translations of “dictatorial”
in Korean 독재의…
in Arabic ديكتاتوري…
in Portuguese ditatorial…
in Catalan dictatorial…
in Japanese 独裁的な…
in Italian dittatoriale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨裁的, 專制的, 專橫的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独裁的, 专制的, 专横的…
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