1. belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot

Similar word(s): despotical

2. ruled by or characteristic of a despot

- moved from a feudal to a despotic order

- his administration was arrogant and despotic

Similar word(s): undemocratic

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

- despotic rulers

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

Sentences with despotic as an adjective:

- This despotic age of the empire ended in a revolt.

- The despotic king dissolved the parliament, and took personal control of the country.