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patronizing

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in condescending, disdainful

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patronizing

verb
present participle of patronize

Synonyms & Antonyms of patronizing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to assume or treat with an air of superiority
  • a director with an unpleasant habit of patronizing even his most gifted actors

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The first known use of patronizing was in 1827

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“Patronizing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/patronizing. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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