• (adj): Expecting unquestioning obedience.
    Example: "The timid child of authoritarian parents"
    Synonyms: dictatorial, overbearing
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on authoritarian:

Authoritarian Literature
... Authoritarian literature is a term used by John Gardner to designate the body of literature written by persons living under an authoritarian governmental regime ... Authoritarian regimes revere their leaders, who historically were typically referred to as kings, along with advisors to the king ... The authoritarian leader, and his approved circle, if not directly writing about a subject themselves, were the only ones who could designate, approve, and sanction writers as acceptable ...
Authoritarianism - Characteristics
... Several subtypes of authoritarian regimes have been identified by Linz and others ... Linz identified the two most basic subtypes as traditional authoritarian regimes and bureacratic-military authoritation regimes ... Traditional authoritarian regimes are those "in which the ruling authority (generally a single person)" is maintained in power "through a ...
The Mass Psychology Of Fascism - Summary
... the child apprehensive, shy, obedient, afraid of authority, good and adjusted in the authoritarian sense it paralyzes the rebellious forces because any ... of producing an individual who is adjusted to the authoritarian order and who will submit to it in spite of all misery and degradation ... At first the child has to submit to the structure of the authoritarian miniature state, the family this makes it capable of later subordination to ...
The Authoritarian Personality
... The Authoritarian Personality is a 1950 sociology book by Theodor W ... The Authoritarian Personality "invented a set of criteria by which to define personality traits, ranked these traits and their intensity in any given person on what it called the 'F ... These traits include conventionalism, authoritarian submission, authoritarian aggression, anti-intellectualism, anti-intraception, superstition and stereotypy ...
Authoritarianism - Authoritarian States
... agreed definition of authoritarianism, there is no definitive list of states that are authoritarian ... the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index (which classifies 51 states as authoritarian) and Freedom House's Freedom in the World report ... of states which are frequently characterized as authoritarian Belarus under Alexander Lukashenko Vietnam under the Vietnamese Communist Party North Korea under the Korean Workers' Party China under the Chinese ...

More definitions of "authoritarian":

  • (noun): A person behaves in an tyrannical manner.
    Synonyms: dictator
  • (adj): Likened to a dictator in severity.
    Synonyms: dictatorial