What does patronizing mean?

Definitions for patronizing
pa·tron·iz·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising(adj)

    (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

Wiktionary

  1. patronizing(Adjective)

    offensively condescending

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patronizing

    of Patronize

  2. Patronizing(adj)

    showing condescending favor; assuming the manner of airs of a superior toward another

How to pronounce patronizing?

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How to say patronizing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patronizing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patronizing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of patronizing in a Sentence

  1. Richard Himelfarb:

    [Clinton] will come to the debate armed with a deep knowledge of the issues, but ultimately has to show she can be likeable. She has to come off as dismissive [of Trump’s barbs] but not in a patronizing way, the debate is going to be decided on body language, tone and temperament. It will all be about tone and demeanor and much less about substance.

  2. Martin Cothran:

    To the right it sounds mealy mouthed, and to the left sounds patronizing.

  3. Nikhil Pahwa:

    Did we give unlimited free calls to people so that more people start making calls? So why this almost patronizing approach to the Internet. You're effectively disadvantaging other companies and broader usage of the web.

  4. Leslie Malachi:

    I found the response to be patronizing, condescending and an insult to our intelligence. There definitely was a script and we understand the staffer had to do what he had to do.

  5. Jamie Bowden:

    That recession - for me it was a nasty kick in the teeth. For that, Labour are just too irresponsible, that's the thing with them, how can I say it without sounding patronizing? I don't think he's up to the job.

Images & Illustrations of patronizing

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