Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of unpatronizing.

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Examples

  • It's well-observed, unpatronising, clumsy and occasionally tentative, but always direct and honest.

    Bronco Bullfrog

  • It avoids the cardinal sin of teen TV by remaining thoroughly unpatronising and fills a gaping hole in music programming that most channels wouldn't even consider.

    Watch this at the weekend

  • Some critics have accused Jonze of attempting to make an adult movie from a children's book, but any kid who responded to Sendak's source will find the same sense of recognition in this admirably unpatronising "family" film.

    Up in the Air; Precious; Adoration; Where the Wild Things Are

  • Elaine's book about Ferriday is stunningly good, unpatronising and deeply human. properly taking the focus away from her salacious personal life and onto her work, particularly her later non-fiction stuff: Elvis and Gladys and Ferriday, Louisiana.

    In defense of Elaine Dundy

  • The late presenter Geoff Hamilton became a role model, both for his unpatronising manner and enthusiasm qualities she herself has in spades and for the gradual way he embraced organics.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Morpurgo, a former primary schoolteacher, really came alive when speaking with the children in the audience - his mood avuncular and warm, yet direct and unpatronising.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Whip It immensely for its unpatronising view of provincial life and for the vigour of the performances: Juliette Lewis and Drew Barrymore throw themselves into it as veteran skaters with the bruises and bloody noses to prove it.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • PF The performance I enjoyed most was Meryl Streep's funny, endearing, unpatronising TV cook Julia Childs in

    Film | guardian.co.uk

  • As a family man, he was a rare exemplar of kindness and unpatronising wisdom; he displayed, as a writer, an equally uncommon lack of resentment towards those ill-disposed toward his work and opinions.

    Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

  • As a family man, he was a rare exemplar of kindness and unpatronising wisdom; he displayed, as a writer, an equally uncommon lack of resentment toward those ill-disposed toward his work and opinions.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

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