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Universities are some of the few places left where a struggle for the commons, for public life, if not democracy itself, can be made visible through the medium of collective voices and social movements energized by the need for a politics and way of life counter to authoritarian capitalism.
Henry Giroux

Meaning of "authoritarian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AUTHORITARIAN

authoritarian  [ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛərɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AUTHORITARIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Authoritarian can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES AUTHORITARIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

authoritarian

Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism is a form of government. It is characterized by absolute or blind obedience to authority, as against individual freedom and related to the expectation of unquestioning obedience. Juan Linz, whose 1964 description of authoritarianism is influential, characterized authoritarian regimes as political systems by four qualities: "limited, not responsible, political pluralism"; that is, constraints on political institutions and groups, a basis for legitimacy based on emotion, especially the identification of the regime as a necessary evil to combat "easily recognizable societal problems" such as underdevelopment or insurgency; neither "intensive nor extensive political mobilization" and constraints on the mass public and "formally ill-defined" executive power, often shifting or vague.

Definition of authoritarian in the English dictionary

The first definition of authoritarian in the dictionary is favouring, denoting, or characterized by strict obedience to authority. Other definition of authoritarian is favouring, denoting, or relating to government by a small elite with wide powers. Authoritarian is also despotic; dictatorial; domineering.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AUTHORITARIAN


communitarian
kəˌmjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən
documentarian
ˌdɒkjʊmənˈtɛərɪən
egalitarian
ɪˌɡælɪˈtɛərɪən
flexitarian
ˌflɛksɪˈtɛərɪən
fruitarian
fruːˈtɛərɪən
humanitarian
hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən
libertarian
ˌlɪbəˈtɛərɪən
nonsectarian
ˌnɒnsɛkˈtɛərɪən
Ontarian
ɒnˈtɛərɪən
parliamentarian
ˌpɑːləmɛnˈtɛərɪən
pescetarian
ˈpɛskəˌtɛərɪən
proletarian
ˌprəʊlɪˈtɛərɪən
sanitarian
ˌsænɪˈtɛərɪən
sectarian
sɛkˈtɛərɪən
Tartarian
tɑːˈtɛərɪən
totalitarian
təʊˌtælɪˈtɛərɪən
Trinitarian
ˌtrɪnɪˈtɛərɪən
unitarian
ˌjuːnɪˈtɛərɪən
utilitarian
juːˌtɪlɪˈtɛərɪən
vegetarian
ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AUTHORITARIAN

authorial
authoring
authorisable
authorisation
authorise
authoriser
authorish
authorism
authoritarianism
authoritative
authoritatively
authoritativeness
authorities
authority
authorizable
authorization
authorize
authorized
authorized capital

WORDS THAT END LIKE AUTHORITARIAN

agrarian
antiquarian
aquarian
assistant librarian
barbarian
Bavarian
Brian
Bulgarian
centenarian
contrarian
culinarian
Hungarian
librarian
Maid Marian
Marian
Old Bulgarian
ovarian
quinquagenarian
riparian
school librarian
veterinarian

Synonyms and antonyms of authoritarian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AUTHORITARIAN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «authoritarian» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of authoritarian

Translation of «authoritarian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AUTHORITARIAN

Find out the translation of authoritarian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of authoritarian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «authoritarian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

独裁的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autoritario
570 millions of speakers

English

authoritarian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सत्तावादी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

استبدادية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

авторитарный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autoritário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

authorism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

autoritaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengarang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

autoritär
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

独裁主義的な 
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

권위주의적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Authorism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

độc tài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

authorism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अधिकृतता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

authorism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autoritario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

autorytarny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

авторитарний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

autoritar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυταρχικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

outoritêre
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

auktoritär
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

autoritær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of authoritarian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTHORITARIAN»

The term «authoritarian» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.485 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTHORITARIAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about authoritarian

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10 QUOTES WITH «AUTHORITARIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word authoritarian.
1
Mustafa Akyol
It is no secret that many Islamic movements in the Middle East tend to be authoritarian, and some of the so-called 'Islamic regimes' such as Saudi Arabia, Iran - and the worst case was the Taliban in Afghanistan - they are pretty authoritarian. No doubt about that.
2
Christiane Amanpour
In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
3
Vint Cerf
Several authoritarian regimes reportedly propose to ban anonymity from the web, making it easier to find and arrest dissidents. At Google, we see and feel the dangers of the government-led net crackdown. We operate in about 150 countries around the globe.
4
Joe Chung
Those who abhors democracy would rarely immigrate to an authoritarian state if they have to.
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Vicente del Bosque
Leadership must be likeable, affable, cordial, and above all emotional. The fashion of authoritarian leadership is gone. Football is about life. You can't be angry all day.
6
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
Once people sense their own power, no authoritarian government can stand against the people who are determined to be free.
7
Niall Ferguson
As a teacher, my strategy is to encourage questioning. I'm the least authoritarian professor you'll ever meet.
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Henry Giroux
Universities are some of the few places left where a struggle for the commons, for public life, if not democracy itself, can be made visible through the medium of collective voices and social movements energized by the need for a politics and way of life counter to authoritarian capitalism.
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Glenn Greenwald
The definition of an extreme authoritarian is one who is willing blindly to assume that government accusations are true without any evidence presented or opportunity to contest those accusations.
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Bear Grylls
Well, wolves will pretty rarely hunt. You're vulnerable if you're on your own or injured. But for lone wolves, get up high, show them that you're not injured, face 'em off, be authoritarian with it, and look 'em in the eye.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AUTHORITARIAN»

Discover the use of authoritarian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to authoritarian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Politics of Authoritarian Rule
"What drives politics in dictatorships? Milan W. Svolik argues authoritarian regimes must resolve two fundamental conflicts. Dictators face threats from the masses over which they rule - the problem of authoritarian control.
Milan W. Svolik, 2012
2
Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes
Originally a chapter in the "Handbook of Political Science", this analysis develops the fundamental destinction between totalitarian and authoritarian systems.
Juan José Linz, 2000
3
Civil Society Activism Under Authoritarian Rule: A ...
This book examines how civil society actors operate under authoritarian constraints, and examines how this is linked to regime change.
Francesco Cavatorta, 2013
4
The Authoritarian Specter
The book presents the latest results from a prize-winning research program on the authoritarian personality. Many of America's biggest problems, Bob Altemeyer shows, have authoritarian roots.
Bob Altemeyer, 1996
5
Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Tentative Conclusions ...
Political science scholars consider the four-volume work Transitions from Authoritarian Rule to be a foundational text for studying the process of democratization, specifically in those cases where an authoritarian regime is giving way to ...
Guillermo O’Donnell, Philippe C. Schmitter, Laurence Whitehead, 2013
6
Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America: Dictators, Despots, ...
This thoughtful text describes how Latin America's authoritarian culture has been and continues to be reflected in a variety of governments, from the near-anarchy of the early regional bosses (caudillos), to all-powerful personalistic ...
Paul H. Lewis, 2006
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Four Theories of the Press: The Authoritarian, Libertarian, ...
''Essays prepared in connection with a study of the social responsibilities of mass communicators, being conducted for the Department of the Church and Economic Life of the National Council of Churches.''
Fred Seaton Siebert, 1956
8
Men of Order: Authoritarian Modernization Under Atatürk and ...
In this book, the authors trace the emergence of Atatürk and Reza Shah through the constitutional revolutions in Iran and the Ottoman Empire, which led to the introduction of European social models, the establishment of dictatorship and of ...
Touraj Atabaki, Erik J. Zurcher, 2004
9
Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries
Analyzes a remarkable run of electoral victories by the opposition in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia from 1998 to 2005.
Valerie J. Bunce, Sharon L. Wolchik, 2011
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The Authoritarian Dynamic
The Authoritarian Dynamic and the Politics of Fear: Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together I have repeatedly asserted in the preceding discussions that the theory of the authoritarian dynamic resolves (actually, dissolves) some persistent  ...
Karen Stenner, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AUTHORITARIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term authoritarian is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pope Francis: Authoritarian church leaders are 'servants of the devil'
The Pope has issued a strong warning against those tempted by personal charisma to be authoritarian leaders in the Church, describing such ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
2
Hacking Team Breach Shows a Global Spying Firm Run Amok
... and in some cases finding what appear to be new confirmations that Hacking Team sold digital intrusion tools to authoritarian regimes. «Wired, Jul 15»
3
Opinionator | Metrosophy: Philosophy and the City
It is interesting to notice how Rousseau's two personas — the contrarian who detested the city and everything it stood for, and the authoritarian ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
J'accuse: Christian Denominations That Divest From Israel
... in an authoritarian China, a revolutionary, militantly anti-American Iran, or a corrupt, repressive, anti-Semitic Palestinian Authority on the West ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
5
Police Scotland crackdown on speeding described as 'state …
He added: “The SNP government has a very authoritarian attitude towards controlling every aspect of our lives, so this move comes as no ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
China's ruling power grab is officially insatiable
This is a tired and stale fear of authoritarian bosses, in China and elsewhere. Russian President Vladimir Putin has also been cracking the whip ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
7
Taiwan's precarious balance
Domestically, the former authoritarian nation has turned into a rowdy democracy, where half a million people marched in the streets last year ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
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Esther Cepeda: The damage of a strict upbringing
Parents' authoritarian styles impacted kids directly and also had the potential to make young children more nervous or distressed during ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
9
History Will Look Favorably Upon the Cuban Thaw
The idea of an embargo removing an authoritarian government is foolhardy, as it only emboldened the power base of that ruthless government. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Egypt Reacts to Insurgency by Threatening to Jail Journalists
Justice minister Ahmed el-Zind denied that threatening to jail journalists for contradicting the increasingly authoritarian government's official line ... «VICE News, Jul 15»

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