(noun, adjective)


1. characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control

- a totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul

Similar word(s): undemocratic

2. of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of life

- totalitarian theory and practice

Similar word(s): totalistic


1. an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government

Definition categories: person, adherent, disciple