patronising


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Synonyms for patronising

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

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PATRONISING Willie Rennie made comments at Holyrood
He also expressed happiness about patronising the graduation ceremony, commending the role of the Royal Defence Force Training Centre in grooming officers and equipping them with the needed military skills and knowledge.
As a parent of a blind child I find that comment both patronising and offensive," the paper quoted a parent as tweeting.
Summary: Patronising language used by hospital and care home staff towards older people should be banned, a report has said.
The art of the prime ministerial put-down at PMQs is a tightrope walk between reinforcing your authority and coming over all patronising.
LAHORE, February 26, 2010 (Balochistan Times ): Inspector General of Police Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar has ordered enquiry against DSP Manchanabad, district Bahawalnagar allegedly for patronising proclaimed offenders.
The report says: "A very few secondary school councils felt that the tone of their letter was patronising, but almost all expressed a positive view.
The whole way she talks is with that patronising attitude that 'I know better
Mr Wolfendale yesterday said: ``Without wishing to sound patronising,I think Mr Phillips has missed the point.
Even Italian newspapers - Berlusconiland - are calling it sexist and patronising.
But there's always something just as patronising to take their place in the schedules, unfortunately.
He also expressed happiness about patronising the ceremony to lay the cornerstone of the school which is part of the GCC development programme.
It was a patronising, sexist thing to do," the Daily Star quoted Dorries, as saying.
Birmingham council's chief executive has promised immediate action after four women councillors complained that some council reports were patronising.