dictatorial dictatorial  /ˌdɪk tə ˈtɔ ri əl/


  1. (adj) expecting unquestioning obedience
  2. (adj) characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
  3. (adj) of or characteristic of a dictator


  1. A look back at the political career of North Korea's dictatorial.
  2. Unlike his allies Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco survived World War II, retaining his dictatorial grip on Spain for another 30 years.
  3. Commentators on Warren's work often say that it's a study in how power corrupts, and that Willie is essentially a good man ruined by dictatorial depravity.


  • Turkish leader, protesters to talk

    Some of the protest leaders are to meet Wednesday with the Turkish Prime Minister whom they are railing against as too stubborn, too heavy-handed, too dictatorial.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN


  1. "It's only three pages of outline. It gives him dictatorial power with no supervision," Carter said.
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Newsweek

  2. "What we can't do is to have the transfer of power from one dictatorial regime to another," Rice said. "That is not acceptable in a Western Hemisphere that is democratic and it is not acceptable for the Cuban people. So I don't think in the...
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "It has been a totally dictatorial decision," Belmonte said.
    on Aug 22, 2007 By: Juan Belmonte Source: Guardian Unlimited

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