Definition of Patronizing

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

Exact synonyms: Arch, Condescending, Patronising
Similar to: Superior
Derivative terms: Condescendingness



Definition of Patronizing

1. a. Showing condescending favor; assuming the manner of airs of a superior toward another.

Definition of Patronizing

1. Adjective. offensively condescending ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of patronize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patronizing

1. patronize [v] - See also: patronize

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patronizing

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patronizing (current term)
patronizingly
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Literary usage of Patronizing

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1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1901)
"... only to draw out a yet more patronizing criticism from another English periodical, which up to this time had held aloof from the dispute. ..."

2. History of the Life and Times of James Madison by William Cabell Rives (1868)
"... Falsely accused by them of patronizing the Doctrine of the Repeatability of the Act pledging the Public Faith for the Payment of the Public Debt, ..."

3. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"Will Lady Croesus ever leave oif pining for the Duchess's parties, and cease patronizing Mrs. ... patronizing ..."

4. A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Thomas Thomson (1853)
"arch did not perhaps lead him to expend great sums in patronizing the arts of the lighter branches of literature, but he certainly was qualified to ..."

5. The Codes and General Laws of Oregon by Oregon, William Lair Hill (1892)
"Each additional patronizing conference, or other patronizing religious body, shall have the right to elect not more than one half the number of trustees as ..."

6. Sketches from "Texas Siftings". by Alexander Edwin Sweet, John Armoy Knox (1882)
"Although the patronizing subscriber does not contribute a cent, he positively imagines he has squandered money that should have gone to the really deserving ..."

7. Secret Memoirs of Princess Lamballe: Being Her Journals, Letters, and by Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh, Catherine Hyde Govion Broglio Solari (1901)
"Journal continued—Slanders against the Empress Maria Theresa, on account of Metastasio, give the Queen a distaste for patronizing literature — Private plays ..."

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