- patron saint,
Origin of patronizing
Examples from the Web for patronizingly
Secondly, he assumed, patronizingly, that what really bothers conservatives about government is its inefficiency.
"This is a step in the right direction," patronizingly remarked the Mandan Pioneer.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands|H. Hagedorn.
Mrs. Moss started at hearing such good English from the German master, and patronizingly said, 'Yes.Heartsease|Charlotte M. Yonge
"You'll get over that soon," said Old Ben, patronizingly, as he patted him on the back.Toby Tyler|James Otis
This, then, was the man whom he had invited to dinner, and treated so patronizingly the preceding Thursday!
"Don't think you know men, my dear, until you've been married to one for eight years or so," said Mrs. Kate patronizingly.The Uphill Climb|B. M. Bower
1727, past participle adjective from patronize. Related: Patronizingly.