Examples from the Web for authoritative
Coren, a striking blond with an authoritative manner and a deep voice, stayed with the story all night and well into the next day.
These days, authoritative feminist discourse is no longer just a spectator sport.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment|Amy Zimmerman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dunham makes fun of herself only so that she can then hedge and embrace an authoritative role.
Director Peter Bogdanovich wrote in the New York Times Book Review that John Wayne is “authoritative and thoroughly engaging.”
Yes, all of these claims have been made by authoritative Mormons over the years.The Core Mormon Teaching the LDS Church Didn’t Jettison|Jay Michaelson|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even with games, this spirit is authoritative with right-minded children.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition|Robert Louis Stevenson
This is the most thorough and authoritative treatise ever published on this subject.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
This positive, historical, authoritative scheme is not consistent with our experience or our expectations.
She is even at times disagreeably pompous and authoritative, and preaches rather than argues.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
It is a word of grave and authoritative import in the English language, which implies the testification of the truth!Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
British Dictionary definitions for authoritative
Word Origin and History for authoritative
c.1600, "dictatorial" (a sense now restricted to authoritarian), from Medieval Latin authoritativus (see authority). Meaning "possessing authority" is recorded from 1650s; that of "proceeding from proper authority" is from 1809. Related: Authoritatively; authoritativeness.