Definition of maternalistic in English:

maternalistic

adjective

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.’

Pronunciation

maternalistic

/mətəːn(ə)ˈlɪstɪk/