despotic : Definition, Usages, News and More

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dis po tik

  • a  belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot
  • s  ruled by or characteristic of a despot
    moved from a feudal to a despotic order
    his administration was arrogant and despotic
  • s  characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    despotic rulers

  • In 1946as time extended its reach overseas, and the despotic dreams of Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito lay in ashesa nascent alliance of free peoples spanning the North .
  • Criticized as an "executive lynching," and a "despotic usurpation of power," the decision was widely unpopular among blacks and Northern whites.
  • Reagan improved our economy and brought down despotic regimes, including the Soviet Union.
News & Articles

  • BREAKING NEWS Brazil Raises Rate to 8.5% as Inflation Undermines Economy
    So, it hasn’t been the best week for Al Jazeera, the television network owned by Qatar’s despotic ruling family, for the same reason that it hasn’t been a great week for the despotic ruling family itself: the ouster of Egypt’s president, Mohamed Mursi, the bumpkin fundamentalist.
    July 10, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Fortress Investments: The Positive Effects of the Arab Spring on Dubai’s Economy
    While much of the Middle East has been embroiled in an Arab Spring which has toppled despotic governments, usurped traditional power structures, and caused economic uncertainty, Dubai has emerged as a direct beneficiary of this revolution, given its security and role as a tourist and trade hub in the region.
    July 10, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Bill Richardson in Reuters
    Some of my Democratic opponents have misplaced faith in Musharraf. Like the Bush administration, they cling to a misguided notion that Musharraf can be trusted as an ally to fight terrorism or to change his despotic ways,Richardson said in...
  • Ralph Goodale in
    It's almost despotic,Goodale told CBC News in an interview from Phoenix, Ariz. "Three times in three years and twice within one year, the prime minister takes this extraordinary step to muzzle Parliament. This time it's a coverup of what...
  • John McCain in Rock Hill Herald
    Obama "continues to state his desire to sit down and negotiate with the most despotic and cruel dictators in the world," McCain said. "It's dangerous to America's national security if you sit down and give respect and prestige to leaders of...

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