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Definition of Authoritative

Authoritative

  1. Having, or proceeding from, due authority; entitled to obedience, credit, or acceptance; determinate; commanding.
  2. Having an air of authority; positive; dictatorial; peremptory; as, an authoritative tone.

Authoritative Quotations

Any consideration of the story we call 'Cinderella' for simplicity's sake must acknowledge that 'Cinderella' has had a dizzying array of personae over hundreds of years, in several cultures. There is no one authoritative tale of 'Cinderella,' only a hall of mirrors with a different face in each reflection.
Marie Rutkoski

We all dream dreams of unity, of purity; we all dream that there's an authoritative voice out there that will explain things, including ourselves.
Junot Diaz

The steel workers have now buried their dead, while the widows weep and watch their orphaned children become objects of public charity. The murder of these unarmed men has never been publicly rebuked by any authoritative officer of the state or federal government.
John L. Lewis

In the corporate-owned media, men dressed like Ronald Reagan and women dressed like Rita Hayworth disseminate grotesque exaggerations and gossip in authoritative tones.
Steven Weber

Again, we saw in Bosnia - we had U.N. peacekeepers tied to trees, being taken hostage. The fact is they don't have the type of deliberate and authoritative rule that I think is needed to get the job done.
Peter T. King
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Authoritative Translations

authoritative in German is herrisch, gebieterisch
authoritative in Italian is imperioso
authoritative in Latin is professorius
authoritative in Spanish is con autoridad
authoritative in Swedish is officiella
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