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patriarchal

See definition of patriarchal on Dictionary.com
  • as infatherlike
  • as inparental
  • as invenerable
  • as infatherly

synonyms for patriarchal

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

Instead, we can take inspiration from women like Elizabeth, a woman who—like so many others before her and long since—was declared insane by a patriarchal society simply for speaking her mind.
DECLARED INSANE FOR SPEAKING UP: THE DARK AMERICAN HISTORY OF SILENCING WOMEN THROUGH PSYCHIATRYKATE MOOREJUNE 22, 2021TIME
Sure, the Heidi Klums and Alessandra Ambrosios all walked with figures that represented a type of patriarchal oppression, but that was hardly their fault.
HOW CAN WE TRUST THAT VICTORIA SECRET’S ‘EMPOWERING’ REBRAND IS FOR REAL?ALAINA DEMOPOULOSJUNE 17, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
You come face to face with the machinery of patriarchal justice, because your word, as a female victim, is doubted at every turn.
DOZENS OF WOMEN ACCUSED FAMOUS INTELLECTUAL ANDRÉS ROEMER OF SEXUAL ABUSE. THEY CAME TOGETHER TO MAKE THE WORLD LISTENMEAGHAN BEATLEYJUNE 1, 2021TIME
As princesses, they typically have to learn to assert their agency within a restrictive, patriarchal society.
WHY IT’S SO SATISFYING TO ROOT FOR DISNEY VILLAINSAJA ROMANOMAY 28, 2021VOX
In the gross-out gags of Bridesmaids and Broad City as well as the strip-club revisionism of Hustlers and P-Valley, female creators have challenged the idea that raunchy humor and sexually explicit content must cater to patriarchal tastes.
FROM BRITNEY TO BUFFY, WE'RE SUDDENLY RETHINKING POSTFEMINIST POP CULTURE—AND NOTHING COULD BE HEALTHIERJUDY BERMANMARCH 2, 2021TIME
Consider the entitlements that patriarchal societies bestow on men who are assertive and dominant.
WE NEED MORE FEMINIST DADS - ISSUE 95: ESCAPEJORDAN SHAPIROFEBRUARY 3, 2021NAUTILUS
Certainly the great majority of societies through history have been patriarchal.
HUMANS HAVE GOTTEN NICER AND BETTER AT MAKING WAR - ISSUE 94: EVOLVINGSTEVE PAULSONJANUARY 6, 2021NAUTILUS
At the same time, malls helped codify the patriarchal geography of US suburbia.
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS BEEN TOUGH ON SHOPPING MALLS. HISTORY SUGGESTS WE SHOULD BE WARY OF WHAT MIGHT REPLACE THEMSAM WETHERELLOCTOBER 28, 2020TIME
Marriage trafficking perpetuates economic, reproductive and sexual violence under patriarchal domination.
THREE WOMEN: STORIES OF INDIAN TRAFFICKED BRIDESLGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 5, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The patriarchal decree of the government was a good deal of a joke on the plains, anyway—except when you were caught defying it!
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO PATRIARCHAL

  • affectionate
  • benevolent
  • benign
  • forbearing
  • indulgent
  • kind
  • kindly
  • parental
  • paternal
  • patriarchal
  • protective
  • supportive
  • tender
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.