Antonyms
Etymology

1. paternalistic

adjective. ['pəˌtɝːnəˈlɪstɪk'] benevolent but sometimes intrusive.

Antonyms

  • matriarchal

Etymology

  • -istic (English)
  • -ic (English)
  • paternal (English)
  • paternal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Paternalistic

  • sensationalistic
  • individualistic
  • uncharacteristic
  • propagandistic
  • expressionistic
  • primitivistic
  • oligopolistic
  • materialistic
  • impressionistic
  • imperialistic
  • relativistic
  • monopolistic
  • deterministic
  • characteristic
  • capitalistic
  • antiballistic
  • antagonistic
  • anachronistic
  • stalinistic
  • ritualistic
  • pugilistic
  • polytheistic
  • pluralistic
  • opportunistic
  • naturalistic
  • nationalistic
  • narcissistic
  • militaristic
  • humanistic
  • feudalistic

Example sentences of the word paternalistic


1. Adjective
As the name implies, a paternalistic leader acts as a mother or father figure to an organisation.

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