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patronizing

[pey-truh-nahy-zing, pa-] /ˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪ zɪŋ, ˈpæ-/
adjective
1.
displaying or indicative of an offensively condescending manner:
a patronizing greeting, accompanied by a gentle pat on the pack.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; patronize + -ing2
Related forms
patronizingly, adverb
nonpatronizing, adjective
quasi-patronizing, adjective
quasi-patronizingly, adverb
unpatronizing, adjective
unpatronizingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi-patronizing

patronizing

/ˈpætrəˌnaɪzɪŋ/
adjective
1.
having a superior manner; condescending
Derived Forms
patronizingly, patronisingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quasi-patronizing

patronizing

adj.

1727, past participle adjective from patronize. Related: Patronizingly.

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