Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / patronizing

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

The sales tax factors in big too, Gin said, since visitors and tourists normally would be patronizing restaurants and shops.
He said Moscow would ignore the patronizing statements of Western leaders on the case.
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.
What worries me are the more invasive types of technologies and the nonchalant, patronizing way in which officials talk about these things.
Hence we find them frequently patronizing "mediums" and fortune tellers of various kinds.
His merit was his patriotism, and his patronizing such men as Burke, and bringing them into influence.
Even masters entering through the swinging doors seemed glad to pass beyond the range of the heroes' patronizing contemplation.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
She was getting impatient of their patronizing laughter, as if she were a child.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
To him, despite his well-exploited and patronizing devotion to them, the lower animals are disgustingly low.
Mrs. Makely bustled up to the bedside with her energetic, patronizing cheerfulness.

WORDS RELATED TO PATRONIZING

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

WORD OF THE DAY

putativeadjective | [pyoo-tuh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION
Book Your Online Tutor Now