Definition of "despotic" []

  • An absolute or tyrannical ruler; autocrat or tyrant (noun)
  • Any person in power who acts tyrannically (noun)
  • A title borne by numerous persons of rank in the later Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires (noun)
  • Of or pertaining to a despot or tyrant. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Acting or ruling as a despot, tyrannical. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "despotic" in a sentence
  • "The US is approaching what I call despotic, with police carrying out absolutisic policy in the streets among our children."
  • "I understand that to be an A level history student you need to have a wide grasp of specialised vocabulary but can i realy be blamed for never hearing the word despotic before?"
  • "What must these men think today, these men like Benes and Masaryk who had seen their nation freed from those who held it in despotic control and given an opportunity to become a first rate democratic power."