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Totalitarian Meaning in Context – 601 Words

Totalitarian meaning in real context about politics and military terms in English from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam. Learn the word, totalitarian with synonyms and parts of speech.

/təʊˌtæl.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/ (adj & noun)

Totalitarian meaning

(of a political party or government) being so authoritative and dictatorial that it does not allow for any kind of freedom or opposition, totalistic, despotic, oppressive, undemocratic, autocratic, fascist, tyrannical, tyrannous


Totalitarianism is a form of government that theoretically permits no individual freedom and that seeks to subordinate all aspects of individual life to the authority of the state. Italian dictator Benito Mussolini coined the term totalitario in the early 1920s to characterize the new fascist state of Italy, which he further described as “all within the state, none outside the state, none against the state.” By the beginning of World War II, totalitarian had become synonymous with absolute and oppressive single-party government.

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democratic, liberal

Parts of speech

Noun: totalitarianism

Adjective: totalistic

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