- dic·ta·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
- dic·ta·to·ri·al·ness, noun
- non·dic·ta·to·ri·al, adjective
- non·dic·ta·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
- non·dic·ta·to·ri·al·ness, noun
- sem·i·dic·ta·to·ri·al, adjective
- sem·i·dic·ta·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
- sem·i·dic·ta·to·ri·al·ness, noun
- un·dic·ta·to·ri·al, adjective
- un·dic·ta·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
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How to use dictatorial in a sentence
The game opens with dictatorial President Antón Castillo delivering a televised address to Yara, a faux-Cuban paradise saddled with a history of political upheaval.Far Cry 6 review: A familiar return to open-world stupidity | Steve Haske | October 8, 2021 | Ars Technica
The same Tunisian protesters who brought down Ben Ali and instituted democracy and have now forced the resignation of their prime minister are unlikely to put up with dictatorial edicts from a new leader for too long.
Embezzlement and corruption are considerably more common in dictatorial governments than they are in democracies.The American Dream is dying, and it’s taking democracy with it | Christopher Ingraham | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
As it became clear that his followers did not control the streets, however, the rest of his presidency became one protracted attempt to build a dictatorial authority that was eventually frustrated by the elections.How 2020 Will Go Down in the History Books, According to Historians | Olivia B. Waxman | December 23, 2020 | Time
In 2017, she called the Democratic National Committee “dictatorial” after a delegation of protesters, led by her, was not allowed into its headquarters.The Trailer: Why the GOP is talking about China, from Georgia to the courtroom | David Weigel | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
What it endangers is a narrow conception of Russian power, understood through the eyes of its dictatorial leader.
It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.Aging Cuban Exiles And Their Lawmakers Bypassed by White House | Romina Ruiz-Goiriena | December 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The strongest, frankly dictatorial authority figure I have known would look at me blankly, unable to make even simple decisions.
In 2005, Galloway called Assad a “breath of fresh air” after years of dictatorial regimes in the country.The Most Insane Antics of George Galloway, Britain’s Purring, Dictator-Loving MP | Gideon Resnick | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two weeks before we opened at Sundance, Morsi was grabbing dictatorial powers.How Jehane Noujaim Made The Year’s Most Dangerous Documentary ‘The Square’ | Andrew Romano | February 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The climax was reached when a most offensive policeman in a dictatorial manner ordered me to 'Move on.'The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
And in enforcing this cardinal truth he is dogmatic and dictatorial, as a prophet and ambassador of the Most High should be.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II | John Lord
If anything, she was more haughty, more dictatorial than ever.A German Pompadour | Marie Hay
The world may be wanting in scientific knowledge and acumen, but it will never submit to dictatorial science.
This extraordinary heresy soon gathered such head that Pragam was appointed Regent and invested with almost dictatorial powers.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for dictatorial
of or characteristic of a dictator
tending to dictate; tyrannical; overbearing
- dictatorially, adverb
- dictatorialness, noun
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