Meaning of maternalistic in English:


Pronunciation /məˌtəːnəˈlɪstɪk/

Translate maternalistic into Spanish


See maternal

‘Even at the most immediate level, her actions stand for a distorted maternalistic urge to treat ‘approaching wayfarers’ as children, to exercise control by mystification and to deal out ruthless punishment.’
  • ‘He lives in a maternalistic and patronising establishment, which offers the inmates a certain type of kindness but no independence or choice in their everyday lives.’