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People who tell people what to do - thesaurus

Synonyms

disciplinarian

noun

someone who thinks that people should obey rules and punishes people who do not

autocrat

noun

someone who tells other people what to do without caring what they think

dictator

noun

someone who tells people what to do and refuses to listen to their opinions

tyrant

noun

someone in a position of power who behaves in a cruel and unfair way

nag

noun

informal someone who keeps asking or telling you to do something in a way that annoys you

control freak

noun

informal someone who wants to control every aspect of a situation and will not allow other people to share in making decisions

slave driver

noun

informal someone who makes other people work very hard

Big Brother

noun

a person or organization that watches people all the time and tries to control everything they say or do

gatekeeper

noun

someone who makes decisions about which people can use something or see someone

martinet

noun

formal someone who is very strict

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battleaxe

noun

an unpleasant woman who tells people what to do in a determined and rather frightening way

bossy-boots

noun

Britishinformal someone who is always telling other people what to do, in a way that annoys them

bruiser

noun

informal someone who argues with a lot of force, making other people feel rather afraid

bully boy

noun

Britishinformal someone who uses threats or violence to get what they want

fascist

noun

informal someone who forces people to obey them and does not allow any opposition to what they do or say

judge and jury

someone who makes all the decisions about something important, especially when other people think this is wrong

moralist

noun

someone who has strong beliefs about what is right and wrong and tries to make other people behave according to them

Nazi

noun

an insulting word for someone who likes to control people or someone who does not like people who are different from them

poacher turned gamekeeper

someone who did not obey the law or authority in the past but now makes other people obey it

taskmaster

noun

someone who makes people work very hard

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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