how to pronounce authoritarian


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authoritarian is pronounced in six syllables

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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


  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.


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

authoritarian frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word authoritarian occurs in english on average 3.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics authoritarian can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that authoritarian can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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