One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he wanted to retain dictatorial leadership’
autocratic, monocratic, undemocratic, totalitarian, authoritarian
despotic, tyrannical, tyrannous
absolute, unrestricted, unlimited, unaccountable, arbitrary, omnipotent, all-powerful, supreme
rare autarchic, autarchical
2‘she became irritated by his dictatorial manner’
tyrannical, domineering, despotic, oppressive, draconian, iron-handed, iron-fisted, imperious, lordly, magisterial, officious, overweening, overbearing, bossy, repressive, peremptory, high-handed, authoritarian, autocratic, dogmatic, high and mighty
harsh, strict, severe, rigid, inflexible, unyielding
informal pushy, cocky
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