- Also des·pot·i·cal .
- 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
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How to use despotic in a sentence
The joint winners are a pair of journalists known as the bête noirs of two of the world’s most despotic, democratically elected leaders.The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Is a Massive ‘Fuck You’ to Putin and Duterte | Nico Hines | October 8, 2021 | The Daily Beast
“As we continue to aid and arm despotic regimes in Egypt, we are also now sending weapons to the rebels in Syria,” Paul said.
But President Obama would look despotic if he embraced this tactic.
The shah returned to become even more despotic until his own overthrow in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini.
They created a system of government with checks and balances so that no branch of government would become despotic.Still a Fast-Food Nation: Eric Schlosser Reflects on 10 Years Later | Eric Schlosser | March 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As despotic regimes across the Arab world crumble or battle for survival, what lies ahead?
The most extraordinary and despotic measures were adopted by acclamation to meet the fearful emergency.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
The manhood of Homestead rebelled: the millmen scorned the despotic ultimatum.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
Fascination is despotic; beauty is something more tangible and independent of opinion.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
Humble as Lecamus seemed to the outer world, he was despotic in his own home; there he was an autocrat.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
Each sect has endeavored to make its God a monarch the most redoubtable, the greatest, the most despotic, and the most selfish.Letters To Eugenia | Paul Henri Thiry Holbach