What does patronizing mean?

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pa·tron·iz·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arch, condescending, patronizing, patronisingadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. patronizingadjective

    offensively condescending

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patronizing

    of Patronize

  2. Patronizingadjective

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

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Rory Trahair:

    It could be regarded as patronizing -- a bit like Barbie, where the assumption is that everything has to be pink.

  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. Talisa Hardin:

    As a nurse, it was deeply disappointing to listen to hospital attorneys, people who have zero experience with medical or nursing care, refuse to listen to health care professionals in their hospital. Management was consistently condescending and patronizing to our nurses.

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