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What do you call this word?

Asked by unused_bagels (1742 points ) January 30th, 2013

What do you call a despot who rises gloriously to power, then falls, like Julius Caesar or Hitler?

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janbb's avatar

I don’t think there is one word that encompasses the idea of a fallen tyrant. .

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RandomGirl's avatar

“Fallen tyrant” is as close as I can come. It would be an interesting word, if it’s out there!

wundayatta's avatar

Shooting star?

augustlan's avatar

Someone who has been “knocked off his pedestal”?

Pachy's avatar

Discharged Despot

bossob's avatar

Loser.

Luiveton's avatar

Ex it-girl.

Pachy's avatar

Decimated Despot

HolographicUniverse's avatar

Barack Obama

Only kidding, there is no formal term just simply “fallen despot”

janbb's avatar

Etu’d Brute?

zenvelo's avatar

Ex-dictator.

janbb's avatar

Castroto?

CWOTUS's avatar

Napoleon

YARNLADY's avatar

Deposed, and most likely dead.

cmomoCPA's avatar

The Bush Administration.

Or you could try Merriam Webster Online select synonyms.

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