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See definition of matriarchal on Dictionary.com
  • as inparental
  • as invenerable

synonyms for matriarchal

  • fatherly
  • maternal
  • paternal
  • affectionate
  • benevolent
  • benign
  • caring
  • comforting
  • devoted
  • fond
  • forbearing
  • gentle
  • indulgent
  • kind
  • loving
  • motherly
  • patriarchal
  • protective
  • sheltering
  • supportive
  • tender
  • warm
  • watchful
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How to use matriarchal in a sentence

He was, however, surprised by the strength of the gender bias that Wardle’s team discovered and wonders whether people living in matriarchal societies would show the same — or perhaps the opposite — bias in their reading of faces.
AMERICANS TEND TO ASSUME IMAGINARY FACES ARE MALEMARIA TEMMINGJANUARY 27, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
Navajo are matriarchal and all land claims are through the women.
OP-ED: THERE’S MORE WORK TO DO AT BEARS EARSJVERSTEEGHOCTOBER 12, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Elephants live in matriarchal family groups, meaning an older, usually more experienced female is typically the boss.
CHINA’S WANDERING ELEPHANTS HAVE CHARMED THE WORLD. BUT STEPS MUST BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THEIR STORY ENDS HAPPILYCHARLIE CAMPBELL / SHANGHAIJULY 14, 2021TIME
In the process, they often wind up battling a distorted matriarchal figure like the fabled “evil stepmother” — usually a woman who’s eschewed the traditional societal role that the princess seems destined to embrace and accept.
WHY IT’S SO SATISFYING TO ROOT FOR DISNEY VILLAINSAJA ROMANOMAY 28, 2021VOX
It’s worth pointing out that bonobos are matriarchal, whereas chimpanzees are dominated by the big males.
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The door was opened shortly by a tall, kindly woman, of a rather matriarchal turn.
THE "GENIUS"THEODORE DREISER
Arjuna had effected a temporary exogamous marriage according to matriarchal customs.
INDIAN MYTH AND LEGENDDONALD ALEXANDER MACKENZIE
The annual celebration of the Thesmophoria clearly derived its origin from matriarchal times.
WOMAN AND SOCIALISMAUGUST BEBEL
After the dissolution of the matriarchal gens, the patriarchal gens took its place with considerably diminished functions.
WOMAN AND SOCIALISMAUGUST BEBEL
Apparently the Latin tribes who participated in the foundation of Rome had already superseded the matriarchal development.
WOMAN AND SOCIALISMAUGUST BEBEL
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WORDS RELATED TO MATRIARCHAL

  • curvaceous
  • dainty
  • delicate
  • female
  • femalelike
  • gentle
  • ladylike
  • matriarchal
  • soft
  • tender
  • womanish
  • womanlike
  • womanly
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