Definition of patronizing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    patronizing

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈpeɪtrəˌnaɪzɪŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈpætrəˌnaɪzɪŋ//
     
    (disapproving)
     
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  1. 1showing that you feel better or more intelligent than someone else synonym superior
  2. 2 a patronizing smile I was only trying to explain; I didn't want to sound patronizing.
patronizingly
 
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adverb He patted her hand patronizingly.
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