Definition of patronization in English:



(also British patronisation)

See patronize

‘This is a display of nauseating deference; a offensive patronization of the man matched only by his undeserved canonisation.’
  • ‘France, more so Paris, is known for appreciation and patronisation of finer things of life.’
  • ‘She looks down at me, sympathetic with a hint of patronization.’
  • ‘Jacob laughed quietly, the expression never changing from one of amused patronization.’
  • ‘With such a patronization, publishers can price such journals at will, and still sell them.’



/ˌpātrəniˈzāSHən/ /ˌpa-/