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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh-loo-tiz-uh m]
    • /ˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh-loo-tiz-uh m]
    • /ˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm/

Definitions of absolutists word

  • noun absolutists the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government. 1
  • noun absolutists any theory holding that values, principles, etc., are absolute and not relative, dependent, or changeable. 1
  • noun absolutists Plural form of absolutist. 1
  • noun absolutists plural of absolutist. 0

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Origin of absolutists

First appearance:

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

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Parts of speech for Absolutists


absolutists 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.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

absolutists usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for absolutists

noun absolutists

  • autocrat — An autocrat is a person in authority who has complete power.
  • disciplinarian — a person who enforces or advocates discipline: The teacher was a formidable disciplinarian.
  • dictator — A dictator is a ruler who has complete power in a country, especially power which was obtained by force and is used unfairly or cruelly.
  • tyrant — a sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly.
  • despot — A despot is a ruler or other person who has a lot of power and who uses it unfairly or cruelly.

Antonyms for absolutists

noun absolutists

  • follower — a person or thing that follows.
  • worker — a person or thing that works.
  • democrat — A Democrat is a member or supporter of a particular political party which has the word 'democrat' or 'democratic' in its title, for example the Democratic Party in the United States.

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