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The note of patronization, the tone of superior wisdom, stung the scientist.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "to act as a patron towards," from patron + -ize, or from Old French patroniser. Meaning "treat in a condescending way" is first attested 1797; sense of "give regular business to" is from 1801. Related: Patronized; patronizing.

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