HyperDic: paternalism

English > 1 sense of the word paternalism:
NOUNcognitionpaternalismthe attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good
paternalism > pronunciation
Soundspahter'nahlih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > paternalism: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good.
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
Broaderattitude, mental attitudeA complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways / ways
Spanishpaternalismo
Catalanpaternalisme
Adjectivespaternalisticbenevolent but sometimes intrusive

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