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What is another word for paternalistic?

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In the manner of an overbearing father
“The coach's paternalistic approach to training was evident as he constantly criticized and controlled every aspect of his players' performance.”
Excessively controlling, overprotective, or traditional in a male-dominant manner
“My father's paternalistic behavior stifled my independence and hindered my personal growth.”
Showing a kindness and care associated with a father
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Having a caring or kindly nature
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