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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpatronizingpat‧ro‧niz‧ing (also patronising British English) /ˈpætrənaɪzɪŋ $ ˈpeɪ-, ˈpæ-/ ●○○ adjective  RUDE/IMPOLITEsomeone who is patronizing talks to you in a way that shows they think you are less intelligent or important than them syn condescending a patronizing attitude a patronizing tone I don’t mean to sound patronizing.patronizingly adverb
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patronizingWhile a few felt that the social workers, were helpful and supportive an equal number considered them to be patronizing and authoritarian.This is why the tone of his communications with me has that slightly patronizing and protective edge.In this situation, abject apologies in some respects remain complicit with the patronizing attitudes from which they attempt to disassociate themselves.These measures increased the sometimes petty and patronizing intervention of officials in poor families.What exactly did he see in this patronizing little squirt?Olga seemed to be more patronizing than ever today.To its critics, "affirmative action" is seen as patronizing to women and minorities.
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