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  • adj. Not patronizing.


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un- +‎ patronizing


  • Mr. Leigh's gift is to find the tenderness in these characters' harsh lives, and to translate this desolate scene into an unpatronizing celebration of marital affection and friendship.

    The Agony and the Ecstasy of Turbulent Family Life

  • The unpatronizing Mrs. Edwards sounds like an adult speaking to adults.

    Sunday Reading

  • Their work at its best makes honest efforts to explain what they feel is unfair or wrong and to document those things in ways that are rousing, humorous and unpatronizing to working class people.

    Reaching my father: A tribute-and a warning

  • The unpatronizing Mrs. Edwards sounds like an adult speaking to adults. . .

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Of course, Merina and I were more interested in pop singing than in fund-raising, and not having expected a reply, we had only a passionate defense of the rhino and few feeble suggestions of cake sales and sponsored swims to offer the minister, but he made a church and steeple of his fingers and gave us his undivided and unpatronizing attention, and we all smiled at one another under an un-smiling portrait of Mugabe.

    Rainbow’s End

  • Wonderland isn't just an uncommonly rich and intimate look at high school life; it's the best piece of decent-minded, unpatronizing Americana I've read since Jim Wilson's Vietnam-themed The Sons of Bardstown (1994).

    The Kids Are All Right

  • Where O'Hanlon differs from Conrad is in his wholly unpatronizing admiration for the natives of Borneo he encounters and for the traveler's skilled, funny Dyak guides.

    Traveling Light

  • Only an American in all the world knows how to meet Young Woman eye to eye with totally unpatronizing frankness, and he was without guile in the matter.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • Father's conscience was troubling him, not because he had taken food from the woman -- she had bestowed it with the friendly and unpatronizing graciousness of poor women -- but because he had been too cowardly to play the mouth-organ.

    The Innocents A Story for Lovers

  • By their unpatronizing spirit through all of this, these people lifted up and established my respect for mankind.

    Documenting the American South: Southern Experience in 19-th Century America


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