Meaning of patronizing in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpatrənʌɪzɪŋ/

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(also British patronising)
  • Apparently kind or helpful but betraying a feeling of superiority; condescending.

    ‘we both occasionally experienced patronizing attitudes from staff’
    • ‘he smiled in a rather patronizing manner’
    condescending, supercilious, superior, imperious, haughty, lofty, lordly, magisterial, disdainful, scornful, contemptuous, cavalier, snobbish, pompous
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