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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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