1. [adjective] of or characteristic of a dictator; "dictatorial powers"

  2. [adjective] likened to a dictator in severity
    Synonyms: authoritarian

  3. [adjective] expecting unquestioning obedience; "he was imperious and dictatorial"; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"
    Synonyms: authoritarian, overbearing

  4. [adjective] characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government"
    Synonyms: authoritarian, autocratic, despotic, tyrannical