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Adj.1.maternalistic - showing maternal instinctsmaternalistic - showing maternal instincts    
maternal - characteristic of a mother; "warm maternal affection for her guest"- Dorothy Sayers
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To challenge the "ferociously maternalistic account of abortion" (p.
The dialysis "industry" has a rather paternalistic and maternalistic history: we have traditionally failed to enlist the patient and his or her care partners as active participants in the care.
She is not afraid of slaves as an alien other, and she is paternalistic (or, rather, maternalistic) toward them.
Behind Mariah's generosity and concern for Lucy, in fact, lies a maternalistic attitude that further complicates their relationship.
Suu Kyi, with her own maternalistic style, to guide Burma to forge a national identity and to create inclusive and broad-based development as the country opens up with the "the spirit of democracy" - in reality, it may be her role as a benevolent single-handed ruler that guides the Federal Union of Burma forward.
Possessing a paternalistic, or often maternalistic, sense of ethnic and religious superiority, many Protestants looked down upon the poor immigrants of the big cities--first the Irish, later the Italians and Poles.
A "maternalistic" concern about people through "caring for children, caring for the world" gave sports organisations the possibility of contributing to global change with the actions all over the world by their foundations and corporate sponsors.
Another sort of convalescing occurs in The Spare Room and the primary relationship is between two women: the protective, leonine, maternalistic Helen and the headstrong Nicola, who refuses to accept her mortality.
The predominance of stereotypical views about women as emotional, maternalistic and nurturing also prevent women taking up senior roles in the accounting profession.
See Margaret Friedlander Brinig, A Maternalistic Approach to Surrogacy: Comment on Richard Epstein's Surrogacy: The Case for Full Contractual Enforcement, 81 VA.
Why do our students view the food politics of women writers as more maternalistic and/or privileged than those of their male counterparts?
This reveals a maternalistic agenda in which motherhood is both privileged and characterised as a female imperative.