[ toh-tal-i-tair-ee-uh n ]
/ toʊˌtæl ɪˈtɛər i ən /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM totalitarianan·ti·to·tal·i·tar·i·an, adjectivenon·to·tal·i·tar·i·an, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for anti-totalitarian
He would later say that the war pitted the anti-totalitarian left against the anti-imperialist left.
British Dictionary definitions for anti-totalitarian
/ (təʊˌtælɪˈtɛərɪən) /
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
Derived forms of totalitariantotalitarianism, noun
Word Origin for totalitarian
from totality + -arian
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