autocratic (adj.)

  1. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; an autocratic person; autocratic behavior; a bossy way of ordering others around; a rather aggressive and dominating character; managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way; a swaggering peremptory manner

    [ Syn: bossy , dominating , high-and-mighty , magisterial , peremptory ]

  2. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; an authoritarian regime; autocratic government; despotic rulers; a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war; a tyrannical government

    [ Syn: authoritarian , dictatorial , despotic , tyrannic , tyrannical ]

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