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- adj. offensively condescending
- v. Present participle of patronize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Showing condescending favor; assuming the manner of airs of a superior toward another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Betokening the condescension of a patron; condescendingly or superciliously favorable: as, a patronizing smile. Also spelled patronising.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
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Third, "patronizing" is an understandable complaint but I do have honest respect and admiration for most people at TT.
My messages were aimed at warning other locals of the dangers inherent in patronizing that parking lot so that readers would be on the alert at all times there and, if they are smarter than I was, accept no help of any kind from anyone.
We are pioneering both tours and academic seminars to the Middle East and beyond, where we specialize in patronizing small businesses with a reputation for fair wages.
The name has since been appropriated for a bar on 18th Street whose owner fondly recalls patronizing Toad Hall in Milk's day.
This recalled the patronizing manner of the Boy at times, and the Tenor smiled.
It is curious to recall patronizing sayings, that have stuck in memory, by conservatives of the old school concerning some of those who have since pushed them to the wall and stand before modern eyes as symbols of the high aristocracy of the metropolis.
How ungrateful for her own blessings were she, -- and how forgetful, that soon she also may experience the buffetings of fortune, -- did she treat such a relation with negligence, or with a haughty, condescending, patronizing, which is often a heart-lacerating, attention.
They turned their arrogance into patronizing, which is exactly what modern travel allows you to do.
It is very easy to be kind of patronizing about emerging market women because we tend to see them as kind of victims.
If there are persuadable Hillary holdouts, this kind of patronizing use of her image can't very well endear McCain to them.