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tyranny

noun

1 tyranny

A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).

synonyms: absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism.

Roget 739: severity; strictness, harshness etc. adj.; rigor, stringency, austerity; inclemency etc. (pitilessness) 914.1; arrogance etc. ... show more

Roget 885: insolence; haughtiness etc. adj.; arrogance, airs; overbearance; domineering etc. v.; tyranny etc. 739.    ... show more

Dutch: stalinisme, tyrannie, totalitarisme, absolutisme, alleenheerschappij, autocratie, despotisme, dictatuur, dwingelandij, monocratie ... show more
Polish: autorytaryzm



2 tyranny

Dominance through threat of punishment and violence.

synonyms: absolutism, despotism.

Polish: apodyktyczność, despotyczność, despotyzm


Moby thesaurus: Caesarism, Nazism, Stalinism, absolute monarchy, absolutism, arbitrariness, argumentum baculinum, aristocracy, autarchy, authoritarianism, autocracy, autonomy, benevolent despotism, big battalions, big stick, bond service, bondage, brute force, captivity, coalition government ... show more.

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