quasi-patronizing

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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