Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Overbearing; imperious; absolute.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "dictatorial":

  1. The Texans, having things all their own way, might have been very dictatorial in their demands, yet they agreed to allow General Cos and his officers to retain their arms and all of their private property. - "For the Liberty of Texas", Edward Stratemeyer.
  2. He felt, on the contrary, that the objection lay in the too great ease with which the critic might become dictatorial. - "Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature", Margaret Ball.
  3. But in private Daphne's will was law, and she had an abrupt and dictatorial way of asserting it that brought the red back into Mrs. Phillips's faded cheeks. - "Marriage à la mode", Mrs. Humphry Ward.