2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Authoritative \Au*thor"i*ta*tive\, adjective

1. Having, or proceeding from, due authority; entitled to obedience, credit, or acceptance; determinate; commanding.

The sacred functions of authoritative teaching. --Barrow.

2. Having an air of authority; positive; dictatorial; peremptory; as, an authoritative tone.

The mock authoritative manner of the one, and the insipid mirth of the other. --Swift. -- {Au*thor"i*ta*tive*ly}, adverb -- {Au*thor"i*ta*tive*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: in an authoritative and magisterial manner; "she spoke authoritatively" [syn: {authoritatively}, {magisterially}]

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