Translation of authoritarian in Spanish:


autoritario, n.

Pronunciation /əˌθɔrəˈtɛriən/ /ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛːrɪən/


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    autoritario masculine
    autoritaria feminine
    • The power structures may have changed, but authoritarians will still abuse power however they can.
    • But the agenda of right-wing authoritarians did not change.
    • Their dirty little secret is that they know that the majority of Americans are not by nature authoritarians - they are individualists and communitarians.
    • One does not have to go back to ancient Athens to grasp the depressing fact that most authoritarians do not surrender power voluntarily.
    • One of the things that irritate me most in the world is how conservative authoritarians have hijacked the word ‘family’.
    • There are some ugly signs that such a mood is already spreading, though the hysteria seems more common among authoritarians on both sides in this country than in the more tolerant US.
    • He was against colonialism and neo-colonialism in all their forms, against racism, elites, and authoritarians of all varieties.
    • Cautious optimism reigns; of course anything could happen, and the region's authoritarians aren't going to give up easily.
    • He has rightly said the political battle is no longer between ideas of the left and the right - but between the ideas of liberals and authoritarians.
    • But as for the majority, my impression is they are far from being instinctive authoritarians.
    • These decisions are simply too important to be made by authoritarians in secret.
    • This exposed the long-hidden fault line between authoritarians and libertarians.
    • The absence of a real, active campaigning democratic left has left a vacuum which the authoritarians have filled.
    • Drug-dealing happens every second of the day, and only the most blinkered authoritarians now think that it can be stomped out through ‘crackdowns’.
    • They had expected that reform, if it came at all, would occur gradually and piecemeal, and would be the work of enlightened authoritarians rather than elected representatives.
    • His was a family where fathers were absent figures, authoritarians, and mothers were the ones who communicated and shaped the children.
    • It provided a bridge between the corporate freemarketers and the moral authoritarians who define the poles of the Republican Party.
    • In the end the authoritarians prevailed by consistently outvoting their opponents, and the libertarians were forced out.
    • That's normally been the strategy of the extreme right and the authoritarians.
    • This enables the authoritarians to bamboozle the people into thinking they are still free.


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    • Staff were also concerned about authoritarian management practices and a lack of transparency in appointments.
    • Children of authoritarian parents lacked social skills with their peers.
    • The calls strengthened public opinion that she is authoritarian and allergic to criticism.
    • Such a concern adds a new paternalistic layer to the increasingly authoritarian role of local government.
    • I'm thinking maybe it's some form of authoritarian arrogance.
    • There is an ongoing tension between a single, authoritarian reading and multiple and emancipatory readings of a text.
    • He was authoritarian and intolerant but was also urbane and charming when he needed to be.
    • She is many things - venal, arrogant, authoritarian, ruthless - but she is no dummy.
    • More than anyone else at the time, he had reason to be arrogant and authoritarian.
    • They are more old-fashioned and authoritarian than their parents' generation and are very concerned about school discipline.
    • This ‘club’ is seen as arrogant and authoritarian, even dangerous to the future security of the bulk of the world's population.
    • Their authoritarian leaders were economic incompetents and intolerant of even the mildest expressions of dissent.
    • There is no government bureaucracy more arrogant, unaccountable, and authoritarian.
    • There is something almost authoritarian to the strict order of this arrangement.
    • I thought that the process was in some ways too authoritarian; that people were driven to meet deadlines and driven to attend meetings on short notice.
    • Socrates complains that a text, unlike a talking person, is authoritarian, eliminating dialogue.
    • The historiography reveals insights into the authoritarian mindset of freedom fighters shaped as a product of oppression and armed resistance.
    • The church and the Communist Party were both, it used to be argued, dogmatic and authoritarian institutions, demanding obedience and total commitment.
    • These rules had been strongly enforced during authoritarian regimes to the point that people risked imprisonment or even death if they failed to follow them.
    • Their values - strict authoritarian values in the conservatives' case - are what motivate them to enter the voting booth.
    • Civil society is always subversive of totalitarian or authoritarian power: in democracies, it sets limits on the exercise of legitimate power.
    • Authoritarian governments have deprived people of political, civil and intellectual freedoms for decades.
    • On World Freedom Day, we also recognize that more than two billion people still live under authoritarian regimes.
    • During the authoritarian era, people dared not speak out about the abuse of power or privilege, no matter how angry they were.
    • To modern ears, the scientific democrats' program may sound as deeply authoritarian as the intellectual tyranny they feared.
    • The system is a hard-to-classify blend of democratic and authoritarian features.
    • Historically, liberalism drew its strength from a critique of divinely sanctioned absolute monarchs and authoritarian rule.
    • This is a model for arbitrary authoritarian government.
    • There is a lot at stake in this issue - principally the question of whether the democratic or the authoritarian principle will be ascendant in social relations today.
    • This probably will be the nature of the political cycle that is now beginning - neither wholly democratic nor wholly authoritarian.
    • How does the world's biggest authoritarian government address the boundless freedom of the Internet?
    • In an authoritarian state, those in power set the limit of freedom.
    • Leaders of churches, for example, may be reluctant to advocate restrictive legislation because they are seen to represent authoritarian institutions.
    • But the imposition of authoritarian control and discipline creates exactly the opposite of the effect intended.
    • Medieval society was authoritarian and oppressive; if you entertained views different from those of the authorities, you kept quiet about it.
    • The country had long been under the rule of a corrupt dictator whose authoritarian rule had alienated the masses.
    • His increasingly authoritarian style of leadership has provoked some concern about the future of democracy in the country.