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Synonyms of 'tyranny'

(noun) 
Definition
oppressive and unjust government by more than one person
I'm the sole victim of her tyranny.
Synonyms
oppression
an attempt to escape political oppression
, ,
dictatorship
a long period of military dictatorship
,
authoritarianism
,
reign of terror
They accused him of carrying out a reign of terror.
,
despotism
a prototypical example of political despotism
,
autocracy
Many poor countries are abandoning autocracy.
,
absolutism
the triumphal reassertion of royal absolutism
, ,
high-handedness
,
harsh discipline
,
unreasonableness
,
imperiousness
,
peremptoriness
Opposites

Quotation

Tyranny is always better organised than freedom [Charles PéguyBasic Verities]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of absolutism
Definition
a political system in which a monarch or dictator has unrestricted power
the triumphal reassertion of royal absolutism
Synonyms
totalitarianism,
authoritarianism,
absolute rule,
autarchy
in the sense of autocracy
Definition
government by an individual with unrestricted authority
Many poor countries are abandoning autocracy.
in the sense of despotism
Definition
absolute or tyrannical government
a prototypical example of political despotism
Synonyms
totalitarianism,
autarchy,
monocracy

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