Definition of totalitarian in English:

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totalitarian

Pronunciation: /tōˌtaləˈterēən/

adjective

Relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state: a totalitarian regime
More example sentences
  • We usually connect propaganda to totalitarian regimes and undemocratic societies.
  • More often, in fact, they are foot soldiers of totalitarian regimes and of mob rule.
  • Everywhere that people lived under totalitarian dictatorships, they felt he was one of them.

noun

A person advocating a totalitarian system of government.
Example sentences
  • Shakespeare thus places himself between utopian totalitarians and libertarian fundamentalists.
  • We are radicals - not extremists and totalitarians.
  • Twentieth-century totalitarians - fascists and communists - felt constrained to bow toward popular sovereignty with plebiscitary forms.

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Syllabification: to·tal·i·tar·i·an

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