- patron saint,
Origin of patronizing
verb (used with object), pa·tron·ized, pa·tron·iz·ing.
Origin of patronize
Examples from the Web for patronizing
It is loathed by some critics who find it patronizing, silly, and superficial.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Among the explorers, a state of mind developed that was patronizing and paternalistic.
The psychological warfare can also be seen in the patronizing tone Democratic officials are now taking toward the Republicans.
Still, there is a fine line between pandering and patronizing.Fatherly Obama’s Charm Turns Patronizing on Visit to ‘The View’|Michelle Cottle|May 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And unfortunately, the result of this patronizing and destructive attitude will be the death of the two-state solution.
From patronizing and condescending, the Third Estate, as all the world knows, speedily became aggressive and arbitrary.Caricature and Other Comic Art|James Parton.
So he assessed the splendidly budding Laurencine, patronizing her a little.The Roll-Call|Arnold Bennett
She made a neat little courtesy before each of them, to which they responded with patronizing nods.Ilka on the Hill-Top and Other Stories|Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
"It's a pity you're a girl, Ellen," with the patronizing air of a youth of nineteen.Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman|Willie Walker Caldwell
Mr. Topman paused for a moment, threw himself back in his chair, and cast a patronizing glance at Hanz.The Von Toodleburgs|F. Colburn Adams
1727, past participle adjective from patronize. Related: Patronizingly.
1580s, "to act as a patron towards," from patron + -ize, or from Old French patroniser. Meaning "treat in a condescending way" is first attested 1797; sense of "give regular business to" is from 1801. Related: Patronized; patronizing.