patronizing


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Synonyms for patronizing

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

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But he was so horrid and patronizing to you, I couldn't help scratching.
She was nearly forty and harboured a secret taste for patronizing young men of sorts--of a certain sort.
The patronizing tone thought Margaret, came well enough from a man who was old enough to be their father.
Tom was somewhat inclined to resent the patronizing air of his new friend, a boy of just about his own height and age, but gifted with the most transcendent coolness and assurance, which Tom felt to be aggravating and hard to bear, but couldn't for the life of him help admiring and envying--especially when young my lord begins hectoring two or three long loafing fellows, half porter, half stableman, with a strong touch of the blackguard, and in the end arranges with one of them, nicknamed Cooey, to carry Tom's luggage up to the School-house for sixpence.
A general smile followed, in which Wolf Larsen joined, and the dinner went on smoothly, thanks to me, for he treated me abominably the rest of the meal, sneering at me and patronizing me till I was all a-tremble with suppressed rage.
What the deuce right has he to give himself his patronizing airs, and make fools of us at Vauxhall?
But after seeing his brother, listening to his conversation with the professor, hearing afterwards the unconsciously patronizing tone in which his brother questioned him about agricultural matters (their mother's property had not been divided, and Levin took charge of both their shares), Levin felt that he could not for some reason begin to talk to him of his intention of marrying.
It was the patronizing way he had said it that infuriated her, as if he were a superior being of some kind, governed by codes which she could not be expected to understand.
Glegg, in a patronizing tone, moving from the tea-table, and folding her napkin.
KARACHI -- The ministers of Pakistan People's Party's Sindh Government have been accused of patronizing Islamic States, also known as Daish, in Sindh.
Party-list, Abante Mindanao) authored House Bill 4298, which allows the charging of parking fees only if the consumers will use the parking space without patronizing the establishments.
The Chairman of the College's Board of Trustees Engineer Sobhi Abdul Jalil Baterjee expressed in his speech his thanks and appreciation to the Prince for patronizing the ceremony which embodies the attention paid by the leadership to the march of education.
Organising Committee Chairman and Bahrain Football Association Deputy Chairman for Administrative Affairs Ahmed bin Abdulla Al-Nuaimi paid tribute to Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa for patronizing the final ceremony.
He said that the Ahle Sunnat-o-Aljama'at would not play the role of silent spectator rather it would unveil those involved in the incidents as well as the elements patronizing them.
The award, and presidency, granted him for his important role in patronizing culture, heritage, poetry, and creativity, and consequently boosting dialogue among civilizations, make a new chapter in his life, he said.