HyperDic: paternalistic

English > 1 sense of the word paternalistic:
ADJECTIVEallpaternalisticbenevolent but sometimes intrusive
paternalistic > pronunciation
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English > paternalistic: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningbenevolent but sometimes intrusive.
Broaderpaternalcharacteristic of a father
Nounspaternalismthe attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

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