Synonym of paternalistic

Alternative for paternalistic

pə'tɜrnə'lɪstɪk /-'tɜːn-


benevolent but sometimes intrusive


In the manner of an overbearing father


Authoritarian or overprotective


Showing a kindness and care associated with a father
paternal fatherly fatherlike benevolent solicitous concerned kindly protective sympathetic compassionate warm familial friendly parental kind caring affectionate tender maternal benign supportive loving forbearing motherly patriarchal indulgent comforting good-natured watchful parent vigilant warmhearted fond gentle understanding cordial welcoming genial affable amiable soft kind-hearted pleasant brotherly amicable tenderhearted sisterly gracious congenial cheerful sociable likable warm-hearted good-humoured good-humored likeable softhearted kindhearted devoted sheltering matriarchal careful mindful defensive gallant wary possessive avuncular encouraging chivalrous overprotective clinging jealous unselfish soft-centred soft-hearted attentive maternalistic meek modest moral mild-mannered retiring angelic lovable moderate easygoing agreeable large-hearted tender-hearted humble quiet merciful reverent non-confrontational cool pacific respectful peaceable sweet-tempered laid back placid dove-like soft-spoken considerate unassuming obliging pleasing lamblike temperate unoffensive forgiving demure mellow humane shy decent lenient peaceful bland goodhearted dovelike harmless big-hearted hearty hospitable comradely enthusiastic heartfelt happy cheery sincere earnest wholehearted genuine charitable inviting neighborly liberal eager companionable approachable palsy-walsy palsy convivial matey amorous neighbourly bonhomous deep chummy empathetic responsive buddy-buddy generous hail-fellow-well-met helpful thoughtful outgoing collegial mild gregarious hail-fellow open beneficent sensitive clubby good-hearted pally nice benignant extroverted well-disposed social easy-going well disposed doting unreserved extrovert feeling conversable good-tempered sweet clubbable jovial tolerant easy magnanimous good adoring easy to get along with touchy-feely civil patient accessible demonstrative communicative polite ardent altruistic lovey-dovey complaisant amenable sentimental uninhibited engaging courteous empathic all heart receptive accommodating personable fervent passionate dear company-loving commiserative nurturing couthy emotional extraverted selfless intimate cozy cosy close condoling giving philanthropic smiling bleeding-heart delightful clubable expansive winsome familiar consoling pitying great-hearted regular chirpy soothing charming true unfeigned clement perky forthcoming expressive perceptive well meaning easy to get on with harmonious commiserating unrestrained mushy sympathizing bright unconstrained boon sunny humanitarian tight sympathising cooperative favourable sensible lovely effusive openhearted bighearted cheering reassuring bountiful calm reactive impressionable honest cuddly real amatory open-handed munificent unstinting open-hearted conscious lovesome civilized buoyant favorable faithful overindulgent thick fraternal positive enamored philanthropical constant enamoured civilised beaming urbane from the heart bona fide human mother well intentioned intuitive aware profound informal complete jolly blithe heartening talkative uplifting gushing calming inspiriting cognizant merry bounteous conciliatory total absolute upbeat chatty heartwarming gladdening devout glad inseparable propitious perceiving noble thorough chipper jocund gratifying fulfilling tactful loyal dinkum romantic confidential lively reverential solemn communal firm ebullient fast candid cherished inward especial favourite serious special backslapping full-hearted bosom winning impassioned near unpresumptuous prepossessing appreciative close-knit greathearted deferential comprehending whole-souled sweet-natured even-tempered authentic deeply felt dearest favorite benefic lavish heart-to-heart having heart in right place swell loving and giving bleeding heart open-minded buddy buddy as thick as thieves good company thick as thieves well-mannered smiley grinning natural relaxed nonmalignant nonthreatening affirmative inspiring guestfriendly guiding available best glowing fun affectious unstuffy treasured valued lovesick fiery irritable sensorial sensory vulnerable high-strung nervous fragile facile loquacious garrulous colonial bluff wonderful non-hostile approving confiding appealing free-handed free breezy copacetic besotted infatuated non-malignant accepting conflict-free broad-minded righteous glad-handering taking captivating enchanting stimulating boosting ingratiating self-effacing high enlivening joyous upper up piteous ruthful ungrudging like-minded concordant agreeing accordant voluble conversational overfond very dear protecting supporting caretaking interested as nice as pie simpatico reasonable sparing red-carpet foolish eleemosynary soft touch dutiful big public-spirited regardful wholesome princely heart in right place openhanded freehanded downright neighborly serene predisposed addicted welcome discursive talky old softie kissy-huggy very friendly admiring worshipping upfront square shooting right nice sunny side up docile barley-sugar attached beneficial auspicious advantageous fascinated struck serving silly fatuous simple deepest unpretending meant appreciating vicarious do-good well-intentioned attention-seeking effervescent gushy venerating pretensionless undesigning actual undissembled lucky fortunate silly over tranquil awake alive susceptible boisterous unselfconscious exuberant honest to God twenty-four carat very kind diplomatic discerning partial huggy adulatory idolizing providential opportune sensitized flexible fervid erotic anacreontic amative loud equable chilled easy-oasy generous to a fault all over personal impressible sensitised insightful knowing emotionable bound up right conducive salutary submissive tame jejune vapid dull flat subservient subdued spiritless obeisant smooth forbearant sharp joyful worshiping idolising finely tuned supersensitive expressing adoration light-hearted gay active sentient alert influenceable respondent sensile replying persuadable quick to react acknowledging answering susceptive dexter touchy feely tuned in crazy over animated blithesome bubbly nearest and dearest on good terms nutty about soft on optimistic rosy jocose gleeful laughing gladsome vivacious mirthful sparky jocular eupeptic lightsome festive canty turned on to open to suggestions consolatory lighthearted sunbeamy quick to respond committed bright and breezy relieving assuaging emphatic unambiguous full unshakeable categorical unqualified easing satisfying rewarding solid staunch unlimited zealous unmitigated unconditional unrestricted unequivocal determined unflinching undivided heart-warming sure unswerving dedicated unadulterated steadfast unwavering steady unfaltering utter unalloyed enduring stalwart thoroughgoing undiluted unquestioning outright analeptic warming bolstering softening revitalising invigorating lightening succouring revivifying health-giving sustaining allaying upholding envigorating remedying alleviating restoring freeing mitigating revitalizing curing succoring solacing abating refreshing abiding entire fullhearted whole-hearted out-and-out without reservations never-failing hundred percent


Having a caring or kindly nature
affectionate caring kind loving sympathetic comforting kind-hearted kindly soft soft-centred soft-hearted solicitous unselfish attentive brotherly cordial good-natured supportive welcoming fatherly maternal maternalistic motherly paternal sisterly tenderhearted warmhearted big-hearted warm-hearted compassionate tender considerate benevolent humane warm beneficent benignant charitable gentle thoughtful merciful benign kindhearted tender-hearted softhearted good-hearted generous understanding mild indulgent responsive feeling gracious sensitive all heart giving lenient goodhearted bleeding-heart large-hearted great-hearted empathetic concerned selfless humanitarian altruistic pitying fond empathic tolerant philanthropic sweet philanthropical neighborly neighbourly fatherlike well meaning sentimental hospitable helpful nice doting condoling commiserative decent commiserating munificent consoling encouraging patient touchy-feely greathearted magnanimous sympathizing open-hearted genial angelic benefic obliging sympathising clement forbearing well intentioned well-mannered having heart in right place bleeding heart interested receptive mushy emotional forgiving appreciating comprehending vicarious human bighearted piteous ruthful sparing loving and giving old softie open-minded well disposed well-disposed well-intentioned do-good good amiable courteous friendly wholesome agreeable respectful accommodating amicable congenial pleasant likeable noble big polite gallant affable deferential bounteous lovable good-tempered soft touch regardful chivalrous tactful propitious likable mellow dutiful princely public-spirited eleemosynary easygoing unstinting cooperative bountiful good-humoured calm sweet-tempered liberal heart in right place openhanded good-humored openhearted cheerful pleasing unoffensive open-handed sociable engaging freehanded lavish delightful

Antonym of paternalistic

paternalistic Idiom, Proverb

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