absolutistic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj absolutistic pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Absolutistic Pertaining to absolutism; absolutist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • absolutistic Of, pertaining to, or characterized by absolutism; characteristic of absolutists or absolutism.
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Usage

In literature:

Hence arises a conception of the state which fits into the absolutist doctrine of sovereignty which we have described.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
The acceptance of Buddhism by rulers in the Far East always meant also an attempt to create a more autocratic, absolutistic regime.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
How vain, then, the absolutist's attempt to sever himself from the sphere of sense!
"Nature Mysticism" by J. Edward Mercer
She was an absolutist.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
Along with the change in system went high-handed and absolutist tendencies in policy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
According to the absolutist, the "goodness" of an act is not at all affected by its immediate consequences.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
In its place, in 1851, the policy of Bach, an absolutist and a German policy, was introduced.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1" by Henry Baerlein
He was a statesman and he wanted to make the empire into a real state of the absolutist type.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
We have not, however, done with our absolutists of the one-sided free-trade theory yet.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
The mercenary soldiers once employed by absolutist princes would go anywhere at any time and no questions asked.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
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In news:

Egypt's Morsi grants himself absolutist powers.
In fact I'd go further: I think even the most moral moral absolutists cannot be as moral as the most moral moral relativists .
In recent days, the declarations of independence from Norquist's absolutist anti-tax pledge have been coming fast and furious.
Bowles, Simpson: Deal won't get done with people being absolutists.
I'm not an absolutist, though.
All three of the youthful gay political plays I saw this past month apply a contemporary, absolutist outlook to gay history: Either people are gay or they aren't.
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In science:

At the so-called single photon level they are known to be virtually absolutist in splitting a beam by whole photons; either a whole photon goes through, or a whole photon is re flected, not both b y dividing incoming energy.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
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