Main meanings of paternalizing in English

: paternalizing1paternalizing2

paternalizing1

Pronunciation /pəˈtəːnəlʌɪzɪŋ/ /pəˈtəːn(ə)lʌɪzɪŋ/

noun

  • The action or fact of behaving in a paternalistic manner.

Origin

1950s. From paternalize + -ing.

Main meanings of paternalizing in English

: paternalizing1paternalizing2

paternalizing2

Pronunciation /pəˈtəːnəlʌɪzɪŋ/ /pəˈtəːn(ə)lʌɪzɪŋ/

adjective

  • That acts in a paternalistic way; paternalistic.

Origin

1940s. From paternalize + -ing.