Autocratic vs Aristocratic - What's the difference?

autocratic | aristocratic |


As adjectives the difference between autocratic and aristocratic

is that autocratic is of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government while aristocratic is aristocratic.

autocratic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.
  • In recent times the British prime minister has become increasingly autocratic .
  • Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.
  • Despite his lack of any actual authority his autocratic demeanour annoyed many of his colleagues.

    Synonyms

    * despotic * dictatorial

    aristocratic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * aristocratick

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; consisting in, or favoring, a government of nobles, or principal men.
  • An aristocratic constitution.
  • Partaking of aristocracy; befitting aristocracy; characteristic of, or originating with, the aristocracy.
  • An aristocratic measure.
    Aristocratic pride or manners.