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What is another word for paternalistic?

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Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Excessively controlling, overprotective, or traditional in a male-dominant manner
“My father's paternalistic behavior stifled my independence and hindered my personal growth.”
Adjective
Showing a kindness and care associated with a father
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Having a caring or kindly nature
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