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authoritarian

uh thaw ruh te ree uhn

  • n  a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner
  • s  characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    an authoritarian regime
  • s  expecting unquestioning obedience
    the timid child of authoritarian parents

  • South Korean society hasn't shaken off its authoritarian streak.
  • If he continues to personify the violent, authoritarian and repressive streak in Georgian nationalism, he may get the civil war he predicted -- inside Georgia itself.
  • The Bush Administration provides moral support, but brave Arab democrats battling authoritarian regimes are the real heroes.
News & Articles

  • The dark future of cellphone bans?
    As with all authoritarian, dystopian societies, this one starts with something relatively reasonable and well-meaning. The year is 2015, only two years after the town of Chapel Hill reinstates a ban on most cellphone use while operating a vehicle.
    June 13, 2013 - The Daily Tar Heel
  • Thousands of anti-Putin protesters march in Moscow
    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian opposition activists marched through Moscow on Wednesday, decrying President Vladimir Putin's authoritarian rule and calling for the release of people they consider political prisoners.
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Thousands march through Moscow in support of anti-Putin protesters jailed for more than a year
    MOSCOW — Thousands of Russian opposition activists are marching through Moscow decrying President Vladimir Putin's authoritarian rule and calling for the release of people they consider political prisoners.
    June 12, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Quotes

  • Condoleezza Rice in AFP
    Throwing around phrases like 'socialist' and 'Soviet- style takeover' and 'fascist' and 'right-wing nut,' that may grab headlines, but it also has the effect of comparing our government, our political opponents, to authoritarian, even murderous... Barack Obama http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQ0yfPaaXFGqLKymRgcres0I2nuA BusinessWeek http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-01/obama-says-over-the-top-rhetoric-hinders-compromise-update1-.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGQ2sMtzu-rBc77ZaFAaOqGykEQXw May 1, 2010 6799 9934 authoritarian The picture emerging from this pattern of behavior is that of a Russia increasingly authoritarian at home and aggressive abroad," Rice said.
  • Boris Berezovsky in International Herald Tribune
    Putin has created an authoritarian regime against the Russian constitution,Berezovsky told The Associated Press by telephone from Britain.

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