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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Benevolent but sometimes intrusive.

Usage examples (33)
  • But I imagine there are certain paternalistic laws he does not favor.
  • Emanuel, Hillary, and Holbrook reconstitute the PNAC in paternalistic “Democratic” guises.
  • You think that your attitude was what today we would call paternalistic?
  • His idea to collect the tax and then somehow refund to the neediest is the worst kind of paternalistic thinking. for more
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