Definition of totalitarianism in English:

totalitarianism

Pronunciation /təʊˌtalɪˈtɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m//təˌtalɪˈtɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m/

noun

mass noun
  • A system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.

    ‘democratic countries were fighting against totalitarianism’
    • ‘He saw himself primarily as a political writer, a democratic socialist who avoided party labels and hated totalitarianism.’
    • ‘Is it better to classify Nazism and Stalinism together as examples of totalitarianism?’
    • ‘In a world where totalitarianism is all too present, globalization fosters democracy.’
    • ‘They unlock the secret to how a seemingly normal country can find itself plunged into nationalist totalitarianism.’
    • ‘Nationalizing the airline industry is a far cry from comprehensive economic planning and totalitarianism.’

Pronunciation

totalitarianism

/təʊˌtalɪˈtɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m//təˌtalɪˈtɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m/