patronizing

[pey-truh-nahy-zing, pa-]
adjective
displaying or indicative of an offensively condescending manner: a patronizing greeting, accompanied by a gentle pat on the pack.

Origin:
1720–30; patronize + -ing2

patronizingly, adverb
nonpatronizing, adjective
quasi-patronizing, adjective
quasi-patronizingly, adverb
unpatronizing, adjective
unpatronizingly, adverb
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patronizing or patronising (ˈpætrəˌnaɪzɪŋ)
 
adj
having a superior manner; condescending
 
patronising or patronising
 
adj
 
'patronizingly or patronising
 
adv
 
'patronisingly or patronising
 
adv

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patronizing
1727, from patronize. Related: Patronizingly.
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Example sentences
They spend a lot of time talking rather patronizingly, but not really communicating.
If secularists appear patronizingly indifferent when they listen to religious answers, it is because they all sound alike.
Its mythology doesn't cast a spell, and its dialogue relies patronizingly on clichés.
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