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- n. patronizing behaviour or talk
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of patronizing; patronage; support.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of patronizing; patronage. Also spelled patronisation.
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This type of smarm and patronization is how the democrats alienate the middle class and will ultimately lose the next election for them.
If I told you I really liked your story, it wasn't just patronization.
Men can smell patronization quicker than their own dirty socks.
Setting aside the repeated knee-jerk patronization, in fact, I was not assigning you positions.
Let us encourage one another for pursuing our own ideas and growing as a whole, and leave the petty ribbing, superiority and patronization for the hallways of your local high school.
Everyone is working out the line between encouragement and patronization.
And before directing someone to do something on a national or international front, it might serve to imagine the child's sassy retort, "Who made you the boss of me?" to help weed out any hint of condescension or patronization in the message.
Last I checked, North Carolina is about 25 percent Af Am. But thanks for your patronization of a significant portion of the base.
I love the smell of patronization in the morning, even if it turns into broken promises by evening, even if the promises themselves are personally non-substantial and socially counter-productive. gimme, gimme, gimme.
While this patronization and condescension were not direct or overt, the Mizrahi women perceived them as implied in the critical and biased attitudes adopted by Ashkenazi feminists to the culture and the societies from which the Mizrahi women came.