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  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of a despot or despotism; autocratic; tyrannical.

Origin of despotic

1640–50; <French despotique<Greek despotikós.See despot, -ic
  • Also des·pot·i·cal .

Other words from despotic

  • des·pot·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • non·des·pot·ic, adjective
  • non·des·pot·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·des·pot·ic, adjective
  • un·des·pot·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby despotic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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