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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-suh-loo-tiz-uh m]
    • /ˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm/
    • /ˈæb.sə.luː.tɪ.zəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh-loo-tiz-uh m]
    • /ˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm/

Definitions of absolutism word

  • uncountable noun absolutism Absolutism is a political system in which one ruler or leader has complete power and authority over a country. 3
  • uncountable noun absolutism You can refer to someone's beliefs as absolutism if they think that their beliefs are true, right, or relevant in all situations, especially if you think they are wrong to behave in this way. 3
  • noun absolutism the principle or practice of a political system in which unrestricted power is vested in a monarch, dictator, etc; despotism 3
  • noun absolutism any theory which holds that truth or moral or aesthetic value is absolute and universal and not relative to individual or social differences 3
  • noun absolutism the doctrine that reality is unitary and unchanging and that change and diversity are mere illusion 3
  • noun absolutism an uncompromising form of the doctrine of predestination 3

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Origin of absolutism

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1745-55

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Parts of speech for Absolutism


absolutism popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for absolutism

noun absolutism

  • tyranny — arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority. Synonyms: despotism, absolutism, dictatorship.
  • autarchy — unlimited rule; autocracy
  • despotism — Despotism is cruel and unfair government by a ruler or rulers who have a lot of power.
  • autocracy — Autocracy is government or control by one person who has complete power.
  • dictatorship — Dictatorship is government by a dictator.

Antonyms for absolutism

noun absolutism

  • democracy — A democracy is a country in which the people choose their government by voting for it.

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