how to pronounce authoritarian

/əˌθɔːɹəˈtɛɹiːən/

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authoritarian is pronounced in six syllables

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əθɔːɹətɛɹən

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An example use of authoritarian in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… now in other authoritarian countries in …”

meanings of authoritarian

adjective:

  1. Demanding obedience to authority; marked by authoritarianism; dictatorial, tyrannical.
  2. Of, or relating to, or exhibiting strict obedience to an authority; favoring authoritarianism over civic and individual liberties.
  3. Tending to impose one's demands upon others as if one were an authority.

noun:

  1. One who follows and is excessively obedient to authority.
  2. One who commands absolute obedience to his or her authority.

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