favoring complete obedience or subjection to as opposed to individual freedom:
authoritarian principles; authoritarian attitudes.
of or relating to a governmental or political system, principle, or practice in which individual freedom is held as completely subordinate to the power or of the state, centered either in one person or a small group that is not constitutionally accountable to the people.
exercising complete or almost complete control over the will of another or of others:
an authoritarian parent.
a person who favors or acts according to authoritarian principles.
The seventies were an anti-authoritarian or at least egalitarian period.
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And pushing the envelope, as she always did, with a playful, anti-authoritarian attitude—up to a point.
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At its core, the Republican Party is a bottom-up, anti-authoritarian working- and middle-class party.
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The Obama years have been marked by a sharp turn toward anti-individualist, anti-authoritarian philosophy.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment has put out some of the most countercultural, anti-authoritarian movies of the past century.
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favouring, denoting, or characterized by strict obedience to authority
favouring, denoting, or relating to government by a small elite with wide powers
despotic; dictatorial; domineering
a person who favours or practises authoritarian policies
1862, “favoring imposed order over freedom,” from authority + -an. Cf. authoritative, which originally had this meaning to itself. Noun in the sense of one advocating or practicing such governance is from 1859.
the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine. a power or right delegated or given; : Who has the authority to grant permission? a person or body of persons in whom authority is vested, as a governmental agency: The housing authority provides rental assistance […]
destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Contemporary Examples His parents daub it with anti-bacterial cream, hoping to prevent infection. Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Bordering on Disaster Jamie Dettmer November 10, 2012 Historical Examples Another property which may be possessed by an anti-bacterial (b) Agglutination. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice […]
designed to detect, intercept, or destroy missiles: an antiballistic missile. adjective of or relating to defence against ballistic weapons adjective See antiballistic adjective designed to detect, intercept, or shoot down ballistic missiles; also written anti-ballistic
- Anti-basement membrane antibody
anti-basement membrane antibody anti-basement membrane antibody n. Autoantibody to a renal glomerular basement membrane antigen.