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  1. patriarchal

    That is termed old which has existed long, or which existed long ago. Ancient, from the Latin, through the French, is the more stately, old, from the Saxon, the more familiar word. Familiarity, on one side, is near to contempt; thus we say, an old coat, an old hat. On the other hand, familiarity is akin to tenderness, and thus old is a word of endearment; as, "the old homestead," the "old oaken bucket." "Tell me the old, old story!" has been sung feelingly by millions; "tell me that ancient story" would remove it out of all touch of human sympathy. Olden is a statelier form of old, and is applied almost exclusively to time, not to places, buildings, persons, etc. As regards periods of time, the familiar are also the near; thus, the old times are not too far away for familiar thought and reference; the olden times are more remote, ancient times still further removed. Gray, hoary, and moldering refer to outward and visible tokens of age. Aged applies chiefly to long-extended human life. Decrepit, gray, and hoary refer to the effects of age on the body exclusively; senile upon the mind also; as, a decrepit frame, senile garrulousness. One may be aged and neither decrepit nor senile. Elderly is applied to those who have passed middle life, but scarcely reached old age. Remote (Latin re, back or away, and moveo, move), primarily refers to space, but is extended to that which is far off in time; as, at some remote period. Venerable expresses the involuntary reverence that we yield to the majestic and long-enduring, whether in the material world or in human life and character. Compare ANTIQUE; OBSOLETE; PRIMEVAL.

    Compare synonyms for NEW; YOUTHFUL.

    aged, ancient, antiquated, antique, decrepit, elderly, gray, hoary, immemorial, old, olden, remote, senile, time-honored, time-worn, venerable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patriarchal(adj)

    characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line

    matriarchal, matricentric, matriarchic

  2. patriarchal(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of a man who is older or higher in rank

    matriarchic, matricentric, matriarchal

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  1. List of paraphrases for "patriarchal":

    paternalistic, parental

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  1. Anathi Ntozini:

    There's nothing I'm more proud of than being Xhosa, sometimes I feel like there's a demonization of the culture. On the other hand, the culture is very patriarchal.

  2. Jeff Kingston:

    Apparently they take no inspiration from Queen Elizabeth... and instead take refuge behind fatuous patriarchal justifications for not doing so, the law will change only if it absolutely must.

  3. Mayor Bunic:

    The local people mostly marry among themselves, this is a pretty much traditional and patriarchal community.

  4. Bassam Abu Hamad:

    It's a patriarchal community so women are judged more harshly.

  5. Abril Vilatrollol:

    It's essential to demonstrate and more in a day like women's day because there are still a lot of gaps and problems in society that women face and need to overcome. We are in a patriarchal society.

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