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Meaning of "despotically" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DESPOTICALLY

despotically  [dɛsˈpɒtɪk əlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESPOTICALLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Despotically is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES DESPOTICALLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Despotism

Despotism is a form of government in which a single entity rules with absolute power. That entity may be an individual, as in an autocracy, or it may be a group, as in an oligarchy. The word despotism means to "rule in the fashion of a despot" and does not necessarily require a singular "despot", an individual. Despot comes from the Greek despotes, which roughly means "master" or "one with power", and it has been used to translate a wide variety of titles and positions. It was used to describe the unlimited power and authority of the Pharaohs of Egypt, employed in the Byzantine court as a title of nobility, used by the rulers of Byzantine vassal states, and adopted as a title of the Byzantine Emperors. Thus, despot is found to have different meanings and interpretations at various times in history and cannot be described by a single definition. This is similar to the other Greek titles basileus and autokrator, which, along with despot, have been used at various times to describe everything from a local chieftain to a simple ruler, king or emperor.

Definition of despotically in the English dictionary

The definition of despotically in the dictionary is in a despotic manner.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESPOTICALLY


altruistically
ˌæltruːˈɪstɪk əlɪ
caustically
ˈkɔːstɪk əlɪ
chauvinistically
ˌʃəʊvɪˈnɪstɪk əlɪ
chemotactically
ˌkɛməʊˈtæktɪk əlɪ
cinematically
ˌsɪnɪˈmætɪk əlɪ
cosmetically
kɒzˈmɛtɪk əlɪ
deistically
diːˈɪstɪk əlɪ
diagrammatically
ˌdaɪəɡrəˈmætɪk əlɪ
domestically
dəˈmɛstɪk əlɪ
dramatically
drəˈmætɪk əlɪ
ecclesiastically
ɪˌkliːzɪˈæstɪk əlɪ
eclectically
ɪˈklɛktɪk əlɪ
elastically
ɪˈlæstɪk əlɪ
electromagnetically
ɪˌlɛktrəʊmæɡˈnɛtɪk əlɪ
emblematically
ˌɛmbləˈmætɪk əlɪ
endophytically
ˌɛndəʊˈfɪtɪk əlɪ
enzymatically
ˌɛnzaɪˈmætɪk əlɪ
epigenetically
ˌɛpɪdʒɪˈnɛtɪk əlɪ
erratically
ɪˈrætɪk əlɪ
frantically
ˈfræntɪk əlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESPOTICALLY

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESPOTICALLY

actually
alphabetically
automatically
basically
clinically
critically
drastically
economically
electronically
fantastically
historically
locally
periodically
physically
politically
practically
specifically
statistically
technically
tragically
typically

Synonyms and antonyms of despotically in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «despotically» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESPOTICALLY

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Translator English - Chinese

专横
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

despóticamente
570 millions of speakers

English

despotically
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

despotically
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بديكتاتوريه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

деспотически
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

despoticamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

despotically
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

despotiquement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dengan hina
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

despotisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

独裁的に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

despotically
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Despotically
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

despotically
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

despotically
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

औदार्यपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

despotça
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dispoticamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

despotycznie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

деспотично
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

despotic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δεσποτικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

despotically
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

despotiskt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

despotisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of despotically

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESPOTICALLY»

The term «despotically» is regularly used and occupies the 106.278 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESPOTICALLY» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESPOTICALLY»

Discover the use of despotically in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to despotically and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Functional Sentence Perspective in Written and Spoken ...
The two arrangements may, but need not, coincide. Linnets (Ph) sang (Pr) in the trees (Set). Ages ago (Set) a young king (B) ruled (Q) his country (Sp) capriciously and despotically (FSp). As in the interpretative arrangement both scales open ...
Jan Firbas, 1992
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A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle
The first is as follows: (1) what is not lawful is not the work of politician or legislator; (2) studying how to rule despotically over neighbors regardless of whether it is just to rule despotically over these neighbors is not lawful; (3) therefore this is ...
Peter Simpson, 2002
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Basque-English Dictionary
imperative mood. aginkeria n. despotism. aginkeriaz adv. despotically. aginkeritu v.t. to order despotically, arbitrarily. aginketa n. order, precept. aginkor adj. imperious, commanding. aginlari (B,G) n. dentist. Cf. haginlari. aginluze adj. having ...
Gorka Aulestia, 1989
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Philosophers on Race: Critical Essays
7 to apply the finding, we see that even if we grant that dianoia, the type of reason possessed by Asians, is insufficient to confer the ability to deliberate in the restricted sense, it does not follow that such persons should be ruled despotically , ...
Julie K. Ward, Tommy L. Lott, 2008
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Rethinking Uncle Tom: The Political Philosophy of Harriet ...
Then some men could by nature rule others despotically, just as any man may by nature rule dogs despotically. Harry Jaffa has developed this argument in its comprehensive form, whereby we see that the relationships among natural beings ...
William Barclay Allen, 2009
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The Scots Magazine
governed by fixed and excellent laws; o- thers of them, often despotically : yet the constitution wa.< still the same. Even Montesquieu's monarch does not always govern by fixed laws. If he does not take mens lives or fortunes without a trial; ...
James Boswell, 1766
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Adler's Philosophical Dictionary: 125 Key Terms for the ...
Thosewho areinfantsor below the ageof consent are governed despotically, butthe despotismisbenevolent ifthe parents are concerned withthe welfareoftheprogeny theyrule.Adults of aconquered people are despotically governedas subjects, ...
Mortimer J. Adler, 1996
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Biblical Greek Language and Lexicography: Essays in Honor of ...
This is also the option of LEH and DGE, in which Num 27:14 figures as an example of resistance by persons, among other non-Septuagintal examples. In the Supplement 60£iitc is translated by to treat despotically {Deut 21:141. LSJ gives as ...
Frederick W. Danker, Bernard Alwyn Taylor, 2004
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A Companion to Ancient Philosophy
He thinks it is natural for the body to be ruled despotically by the soul and for lower animals to be ruled despotically by humans (I.5, 1254b2–13). So he infers that it is natural for the weak-minded to be ruled despotically by the fully rational (I .5, ...
Mary Louise Gill, Pierre Pellegrin, 2009
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Ideal and Culture of Knowledge in Plato: Akten Der 4. Tagung ...
Plato had expressed this hierarchy in terms of despotic rule in accordance with nature: ,,nature orders the body to be slave and to be ruled despotically, and the soul to rule and to be master".49 In this passage we have in one sentence all the  ...
Karl-und-Gertrud-Abel Stiftung. Tagung, Wolfgang Detel, Alexander Becker, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESPOTICALLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term despotically is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ancient Liberties
... of his subjects—that sealed his fate, rather than a concerted effort to rule despotically. But he falters in discussing the origins of Magna Carta. «Washington Free Beacon, Jun 15»
2
Pills, Protest, and Piracy
Their minimal forms masquerade as post-painterly abstraction and hard-edge painting, styles that despotically lord over modern art collections. «Brooklyn Rail, Jun 15»
3
Who are the Enemies of Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong, if Not …
... majority of the suffering Ghanaian masses or they will remain as questionable as before, misbehaving themselves despotically arrogantly? «GhanaWeb, May 15»
4
Faith And The Social Contract
The Church therefore recognizes, in some instances, power is exercised so egregiously, so despotically, that the conscience of the faithful is ... «Patheos, May 15»
5
Was Kamuzu Banda a despot or democrat?: Mungomo series on …
... I take the view that the West, often views non-European civilizations, or countries almost invariably to have been ruled despotically. We have ... «Nyasa Times, May 15»
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Washington group slams NY Times decision to publish Iran foreign …
Iran is a ruthless theocracy, whose Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei rules corruptly and despotically as an extremist Shia Muslim religious ... «World Tribune, Apr 15»
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Re-Make/Re-Model
That debasement continues when he despotically remolds the woman he knows as Esther into his wife. Fully compliant in this brutal ... «Artforum, Apr 15»
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In Brazil, The Black and Poor Are Victims of a Broken Anti-Drug Policy
The State is acting frivolously and despotically in insisting on maintaining its security efforts in the favelas, which risks innocent people's lives ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
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John Oliver, GK Chesterton, and Tired Democracy
But the despotism in certain dingy and decayed tribes in the twentieth century does not prove that the first men were ruled despotically. It does ... «Patheos, Apr 15»
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Why we need traditional leaders
But if Mpondo customary law is followed, no chief, king or queen can act unilaterally and despotically because traditional governance is based ... «Rand Daily Mail, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Despotically [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/despotically>. Jul 2019 ».
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