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Autocratic - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Autocratic' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Autocratic [ a.]
- Alt. of Autocratical

Meaning of 'Autocratic' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . autocratic [ s]
Meaning (1):
- offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
Example in sentence:
  • a bossy way of ordering others around;
  • a rather aggressive and dominating character;
  • a swaggering peremptory manner;
  • an autocratic person;
  • autocratic behavior;
  • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
Meaning (2):
- characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
Example in sentence:
  • a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war;
  • a tyrannical government;
  • an authoritarian regime;
  • autocratic government;
  • despotic rulers