Despotic

  • 1 despotic — DESPÓTIC, Ă, despotici, ce, adj. (Despre o faptă, un regim, o lege) De despot, caracteristic despoţilor; tiranic, dictatorial, samavolnic; (despre oameni) care se comportă ca un despot; absolut, arbitrar (2). – Din fr. despotique. Trimis de RACAI …

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  • 2 Despotic — Des*pot ic, Despotical Des*pot ic*al, a. [Gr. despotiko s: cf. F. despotique.] Having the character of, or pertaining to, a despot; absolute in power; possessing and abusing unlimited power; evincing despotism; tyrannical; arbitrary. {Des*pot… …

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  • 3 despotic — index brutal, dictatorial, peremptory (imperative), severe, strict, stringent, tyrannous Burton s Lega …

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  • 4 despotic — 1640s, from Fr. despotique (14c.), from Gk. despotikos, from despotes (see DESPOT (Cf. despot)). Related: Despotical; despotically …

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  • 5 despotic — tyrannical, tyrannous, arbitrary, autocratic, *absolute Analogous words: domineering, imperious, *masterful, imperative: *dictatorial, authoritarian, magisterial …

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  • 6 despotic — [des pät′ik] adj. [Fr despotique < Gr despotikos] of or like a despot; autocratic; tyrannical: also despotical despotically adv …

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  • 7 despotic — adjective 1. belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot • Syn: ↑despotical • Pertains to noun: ↑despot (for: ↑despotical), ↑despot • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 8 despotic — adjective /dɛsˈpɒt.ɪk,dəˈspɒt.ɪk,dɛsˈpɑt.ɪk/ a) Of or pertaining to a despot or tyrant. This despotic age of the empire ended in a revolt. b) Acting or ruling as a despot, tyrannical. The despotic king dissolved the parliament, and took personal… …

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  • 9 despotic — [[t]dɪspɒ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED (emphasis) If you say that someone is despotic, you are emphasizing that they use their power over other people in a very unfair or cruel way. The country was ruled by a despotic tyrant. Syn: tyrannical …

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  • 10 despotic — adj. Despotic is used with these nouns: ↑regime, ↑ruler …

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  • 11 despotic — adjective a despotic regime Syn: autocratic, dictatorial, totalitarian, absolutist, undemocratic, unaccountable; one party, autarchic, monocratic; tyrannical, tyrannous, oppressive, repressive, draconian, illiberal Ant: democratic …

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  • 12 despotic — despot ► NOUN ▪ a ruler with absolute power, especially one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way. DERIVATIVES despotic adjective despotism noun. ORIGIN Greek despot s master, absolute ruler …

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  • 13 despotic — adjective Date: 1604 of, relating to, or characteristic of a despot • despotically adverb …

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  • 14 despotic — despotically, adv. /di spot ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a despot or despotism; autocratic; tyrannical. Also, despotical. [1640 50; < F despotique < Gk despotikós. See DESPOT, IC] * * * …

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  • 15 despotic — Synonyms and related words: absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, arbitrary, aristocratic, arrogant, autarchic, authoritarian, authoritative, autocratic, autonomous, bossy, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional, democratic, dictatorial,… …

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  • 16 despòtic — des|pò|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …

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  • 17 despótic — adj. m., pl. despótici; f. sg. despóticã, pl. despótice …

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  • 18 despotic — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. dictatorial, oppressive, authoritarian; see absolute 3 , autocratic 1 , tyrannical . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having and exercising complete political power and control: absolute, absolutistic, arbitrary,… …

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  • 19 despotic — des|pot|ic [ dı spatık ] adjective using power in a cruel and unreasonable way: TYRANNICAL …

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  • 20 despotic — des·pot·ic || de spÉ’tɪk(l) adj. tyrannical, autocratic; of or pertaining to a despot or despotism …

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