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Here Fashion is a despot, and no one dreams of evading its dictates.
Marguerite Gardiner

Meaning of "despot" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DESPOT

From Medieval Latin despota, from Greek despotēs lord, master; related to Latin domus house.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DESPOT

despot  [ˈdɛspɒt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESPOT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Despot is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES DESPOT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Despot

Despot may refer to: ▪ Despot, a Byzantine court title ▪ Despotism, a form of government in which power is concentrated in the hands of an individual or a small group ▪ Despot, rapper Alec Reinstein's stage name ▪ Despot voda or Ioan Iacob Heraclit, a prince in Moldavia...

Definition of despot in the English dictionary

The first definition of despot in the dictionary is an absolute or tyrannical ruler; autocrat or tyrant. Other definition of despot is any person in power who acts tyrannically. Despot is also a title borne by numerous persons of rank in the later Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESPOT


bespot
bɪˈspɒt
cachepot
ˈkæʃˌpɒt
capot
kəˈpɒt
coffeepot
ˈkɒfɪˌpɒt
Crockpot
ˈkrɒkˌpɒt
eyespot
ˈaɪˌspɒt
heatspot
ˈhiːtˌspɒt
honeypot
ˈhʌnɪˌpɒt
hotpot
ˈhɒtˌpɒt
impot
ˈɪmpɒt
inkspot
ˈɪŋkˌspɒt
jackpot
ˈdʒækˌpɒt
nightspot
ˈnaɪtˌspɒt
pot
pɒt
repot
riːˈpɒt
respot
ˌriːˈspɒt
spot
spɒt
starspot
ˈstɑːˌspɒt
sunspot
ˈsʌnˌspɒt
teapot
ˈtiːˌpɒt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESPOT

despoil
despoiler
despoiling
despoilment
despoliation
despond
despondence
despondency
despondent
despondently
despondingly
despotat
despotic
despotical
despotically
despoticalness
despotism
despotocracy
despumate
despumation

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESPOT

beauty spot
black spot
blind spot
cold spot
five-spot
flat spot
G-spot
high spot
hot spot
leaf spot
on the spot
penalty spot
picnic spot
soft spot
sweet spot
tight spot
trouble spot
two-spot
weak spot
yellow spot

Synonyms and antonyms of despot in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DESPOT»

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

Translation of «despot» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESPOT

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

Translator English - Chinese

霸气
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

déspota
570 millions of speakers

English

despot
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तानाशाह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مستبد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

деспот
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

déspota
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শাসক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

despote
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kekalahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Despot
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

専制君主
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

군주
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhuwit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bạo chúa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொடுங்கோலன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तिरस्कारदर्शक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

despot
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

despota
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

despota
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

деспот
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

despot
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δεσπότη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

despoot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

despot
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

despot
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of despot

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESPOT»

The term «despot» is regularly used and occupies the 67.172 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESPOT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «despot» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «despot» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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8 QUOTES WITH «DESPOT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word despot.
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Aeschines
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
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Mikhail Bakunin
Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.
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Tim Bishop
Our nation and those of the developed world must offer our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit murder on the basis of religion or race.
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Marguerite Gardiner
Here Fashion is a despot, and no one dreams of evading its dictates.
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Frank Herbert
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
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Richard Jefferies
No tyrant, however evil, has yet lacked ready hands to execute his most abominable will. To read how eagerly men have rushed to serve the despot is the bitterest, the saddest matter of history; it is the saddest sight in our own day.
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Thomas Babington Macaulay
A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
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Lysander Spooner
The single despot stands out in the face of all men, and says: I am the State: My will is law: I am your master: I take the responsibility of my acts: The only arbiter I acknowledge is the sword: If any one denies my right, let him try conclusions with me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESPOT»

Discover the use of despot in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to despot and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Birth of the Despot: Venice and the Sublime Porte
The Birth of the Despot examines a crucial moment in the long and ambiguous encounter between the Christian and Islamic worlds: the period after the fall of Constantinople to the Turks, when Venice's pursuit of its commercial and maritime ...
Lucette Valensi, 2008
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Portrait of a Despot: The Modern Traits
Museveni's twenty five years of egregious rule in Uganda, the book demonstrates how the mighty "Portrait of a Despot" hanging menacingly over every strand of life in a given country can have disastrous long term consequences on democracy, ...
Charles Ochen Okwir, 2011
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Positive Despotism: An Account of Aristotle’s "Beneficent ...
A Personal Despot is a dictator or a tyrant by nature. This is basically what the definition state. However, some philosophers and thinkers believe that despots do not necessarily have to be unjust and totalitarian.
Mohamed El Nazer, 2011
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The Despot of Broomsedge
Charles Egbert Craddock. " He did n't say, but somehow he got it out of the man who let the secret slip." Marcella knitted her brows, and fixed her pondering eyes upon the fire ; her breath was quick ; the rich color had deserted her cheek.
Charles Egbert Craddock, 2008
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Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms ...
From 1977 until her death. Despot lived with (and in 1990 married) Dr. Zoran Zugic, professor at the Faculty of Kinesiology. In 1988, she had a severe car accident and her vocal cords were seriously damaged, forcing her to abandon teaching.
Francisca de Haan, Krasimira Daskalova, Anna Loutfi, 2006
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Early Albania: A Reader of Historical Texts, 11th-17th Centuries
The fourth title was magacissate (megas domestikos). The fifth title was pagnipersevastos {panhyper- sebastos). These, after the despot, are high courtly titles, as I have said. Those who held any of these five titles were also addressed with the ...
‎2003
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The Age of Enlightened Despot, 1660-1789
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Arthur Henry Johnson, 2010
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The Sovereignty and Supremacy of King Jesus: Bowing to the ...
A book showing how Jesus is truly King and will do all his will throughout the world and history
Mike Abendroth, 2011
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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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Playford: Benevolent Despot
Drawing on a wide range of sources, the author also examine most of the significant political events in SA from the 1940s to the 1960s. Cockburn is an experienced journalist and author.
Stewart Cockburn, John Playford, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESPOT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term despot is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greek debt crisis: Alexis Tsipras attacks austerity programme at the …
Viewers were also treated to a bow-tied far right Polish MEP praising the late Chilean despot Augusto Pinochet and calling for the destruction of ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Norks execute underperforming terrapin farm manager
According to Daily NK, the chubby despot rolled up at the facility on the Taedong River in Pyongyang back in May (see pic, below), to find ... «The Register, Jul 15»
3
Smoking Gun on Betrayal and Genocide
... would provide the firepower that they needed to counter the weapons of Serbia's despot Slobodan Milosevic and his General Ratko Mladic, ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Boomers to blame for Nick Kyrgios' faults
Intimidating critics and dissenters is a mark of a despot. The Abbott government is increasingly adapting these methods. So far we have had the ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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The Globalists Are Racing to World War III Before the American …
Destroy a nation a second time around by a second Bush despot in order to launch their long planned war of terror using their national security ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
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Buhari To Stay Away From Nass Crisis- Presidency
Adesina said Buhari's intervention would portray him as a “dictator or a despot” which he said runs at variance with democratic ethos and values. READ ALSO: ... «NAIJ.COM, Jul 15»
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Ex-TÜBİTAK deputy chief released in report forgery case
... in my book, 'Ömrümü Yedin Bay Böcek' [You Finished Off My Life, Mr. Bug], and resisting the despot [in reference to Erdoğan] and despotism. «Today's Zaman, Jul 15»
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Nass crisis: Why Buhari won't intervene – Presidency
Adesina said Buhari's intervention would portray him as a “dictator or a despot” which he said runs at variance with democratic ethos and ... «Gbooza, Jul 15»
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Ex-Guatemalan despot incompetent to stand trial: doctors
But his lawyers say the report also affects a separate, much bigger case, one in which the aging ex-despot is charged with the genocide of ... «Yahoo7 News, Jul 15»
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Patriotism on display
... of the 13 united States of America, ... then delivered to England and it was like poking a stick in the eye of the despot, the King of England. «McCook Daily Gazette, Jul 15»

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