Know Your Next Word : despot

24. despot :

noun :

an absolute ruler, an autocrat

usage :

  • The manager of the office was a despot. Workers who disagreed with him were fired.

  • The island kingdom was ruled by a ruthless despot who executed suspected rebels at noon each day in the village square.

  • To act like a despot is to be despotic. There was cheering in the street when the country's despotic government was overthrown.

  • Irresponsible power in human hands so naturally leads to it, that cruelty has become associated with despot and tyrant.

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