of or relating to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life.
exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others; authoritarian; autocratic.
an adherent of totalitarianism.
- an·ti·to·tal·i·tar·i·an, adjective
- non·to·tal·i·tar·i·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for totalitarian
of, denoting, relating to, or characteristic of a dictatorial one-party state that regulates every realm of life
a person who advocates or practises totalitarian policies
- totalitarianism, noun
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