EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective 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. Related forms an·ti·to·tal·i·tar·i·an, adjective non·to·tal·i·tar·i·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for anti-totalitarian Contemporary Examples of anti-totalitarian British Dictionary definitions for anti-totalitarian adjective of, denoting, relating to, or characteristic of a dictatorial one-party state that regulates every realm of life noun a person who advocates or practises totalitarian policies Derived Forms totalitarianism, noun Word Origin for totalitarian
totality + -arian
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Word Origin and History for anti-totalitarian adj.
1926, first in reference to Italian fascism, formed in English on model of Italian
totalitario "complete, absolute, totalitarian," from the Italian cognate of English total (adj.). The noun is recorded from 1938.
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