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  • adj.condescending
  • nouncondescension

synonyms for patronizing

  • arrogant
  • pretentious
  • snobbish
  • snobby
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antonyms for patronizing

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  • humble
  • humble
  • friendly
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How to use patronizing in a sentence

These blind spots can make the album’s appeal to just relax and go outside feel a little patronizing at times.
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Members of the royal family—including the tsar’s rather bohemian favorite uncle, the aforementioned Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich Romanov—began patronizing temperance.
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The sales tax factors in big too, Gin said, since visitors and tourists normally would be patronizing restaurants and shops.
TECH IS RISING AND TOURISM IS TANKING, BUT SAN DIEGO STILL BANKS ON THE LATTERRAMIN SKIBBAMARCH 26, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
He said Moscow would ignore the patronizing statements of Western leaders on the case.
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Mehta was himself accused of highhandedness at times, notably in a 1989 article in the satirical magazine Spy, in which former assistants described him as patronizing and domineering.
VED MEHTA, WHOSE MONUMENTAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY EXPLORED LIFE IN INDIA, DIES AT 86HARRISON SMITHJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
What worries me are the more invasive types of technologies and the nonchalant, patronizing way in which officials talk about these things.
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Hence we find them frequently patronizing "mediums" and fortune tellers of various kinds.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
His merit was his patriotism, and his patronizing such men as Burke, and bringing them into influence.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Even masters entering through the swinging doors seemed glad to pass beyond the range of the heroes' patronizing contemplation.
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She was getting impatient of their patronizing laughter, as if she were a child.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
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WORDS RELATED TO PATRONIZING

  • arrogant
  • complaisant
  • disdainful
  • egotistic
  • la-dee-da
  • lofty
  • patronizing
  • snobbish
  • snooty
  • snotty
  • supercilious
  • superior
  • uppish
  • uppity
  • conscientious
  • finicky
  • fussy
  • patronizing
  • protecting
  • protective
  • punctilious
  • restrictive
  • scrupulous
  • shielding
  • squeamish
  • vigilant
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