- v. present participle of patronise.
- adj. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
“Saqib Shaikh: I don't run my own business, so may be missing something, but why is this term patronising?”
“And this patronising is not unexpected (or unecnountered) when looking at how an expert gives advice to a novice.”
“Bill Bentley, East Sussex County Councillor, clearly a black belt in patronising, also warns that ‘living in a cold house can have an effect on your health’ There goes my dream of igloo life in 2008.”
“Out Of Here has a contestant who gets called a patronising nickname instead of their real name.”
“Bradshaw had not been possessed with the idea of patronising Ruth.”
“Trying alternative solutions in a time of economic strife is not "patronising", it is pragmatic.”
“The Lib Dems, meanwhile, vociferously condemned the tax break as "patronising" and "sending all the wrong signals", recognising the anachronism in incentivising an institution that is increasingly becoming a minority pursuit.”
“I don't know what to say to Ann. It wasn't meant to be 'patronising' when reiterating that Israel's existence isn't a problem for me and shouldn't be for anyone else.”
“Of course some workers may find this advice "patronising", and they are perfectly free to ignore it - but the reality for large numbers of people is that it is often difficult to obtain time off even for perfectly good reasons.”
“I would also agree that Aslan comes across and some kind of patronising leader of a reality show than he does as the warm, fatherly entity he is in the books.”
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