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synonyms for paternalistic

  • condescending
  • patronizing
  • dismissive
  • oppressive
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How to use paternalistic in a sentence

People who belong to that very community wouldn’t need that paternalistic Child comparison to understand Jaffrey’s worth.
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Unlike its “paternalistic” predecessor, Díaz said, the new constitution expanded individual rights, emphasized “the respect of human dignity” and underscored the separation of church and state.
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It also launched a successful challenge to paternalistic corporate management by Wall Street raiders and traders demanding higher returns.
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This is a paternalistic approach that does not help build trust in the government and public health authorities among poorer communities.
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Gender discrimination reflected paternalistic notions of female frailty.
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It is always the paternalistic arm of the Government round every little son of Nippon, or the embrace of his family.
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That is precisely the kind of tyranny or liberty that was enjoyed by the victims of the paternalistic laws above described.
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Royall's sincere interest in the welfare of black soldiers, albeit highly paternalistic, was not in question.
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Norway has been in the forefront in this paternalistic movement.
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He might have planned a program of paternalistic propaganda in behalf of the farmers of the county.
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