dictatorially
adverb see dictatorial

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dictatorially — adverb in an overbearingly domineering manner; as a dictator this manager acts dictatorially toward his colleagues • Syn: ↑autocratically, ↑magisterially • Derived from adjective: ↑autocratic (for: ↑autocratically) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dictatorially — Dictatorial Dic ta*to ri*al, a. [Cf. F. dictatorial.] 1. Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute. [1913 Webster] Military powers quite dictatorial. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Characteristic of a dictator; imperious; dogmatical;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dictatorially — See dictatorial. * * * …   Universalium

  • dictatorially — adverb In a dictatorial manner …   Wiktionary

  • dictatorially — adv. tyrannically, despotically oppressively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dictatorially — dic·ta·to·ri·al·ly …   English syllables

  • dictatorial — dictatorially, adv. dictatorialness, n. /dik teuh tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a dictator or dictatorship. 2. appropriate to, or characteristic of, a dictator; absolute; unlimited: dictatorial powers in wartime. 3. inclined… …   Universalium

  • autocratically — adverb 1. in an overbearingly domineering manner; as a dictator this manager acts dictatorially toward his colleagues • Syn: ↑dictatorially, ↑magisterially • Derived from adjective: ↑autocratic, ↑dictatorial (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • magisterially — adverb 1. in an authoritative and magisterial manner she spoke authoritatively • Syn: ↑authoritatively • Derived from adjective: ↑magisterial, ↑authoritative (for: ↑authoritatively) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dictatorial — adjective Date: 1701 1. a. of, relating to, or befitting a dictator < dictatorial power > b. ruled by a dictator 2. oppressive to or arrogantly overbearing toward others • dictatorially adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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