1. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

- an autocratic person

- autocratic behavior

Similar word(s): domineering, bossy, dominating, magisterial, peremptory

2. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty

- autocratic government

Similar word(s): undemocratic, authoritarian, despotic, dictatorial, tyrannic, tyrannical

Sentences with autocratic as an adjective:

- In recent times the British prime minister has become increasingly autocratic.

- Despite his lack of any actual authority his autocratic demeanour annoyed many of his colleagues.