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[pey-truh-nahy-zing, pa-] /ˈpeɪ trəˌnaɪ zɪŋ, ˈpæ-/

displaying or indicative of an offensively condescending manner:
a patronizing greeting, accompanied by a gentle pat on the pack.
having a superior manner; condescending

1727, past participle adjective from patronize. Related: Patronizingly.


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