What does "patronizing" mean?

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By definition, "patronizing" is displaying or indicative of an offensively condescending manner. This word is often used to describe someone who uses sarcasm or gives a back-handed compliment to another person.

Synonyms of "patronizing" include to treat condescendingly, to look down on, to talk down to and to treat with disdain. A person who is acting in a patronizing manner often feels superior to the person to whom he is speaking. A patronizing person may also talk to another person as if he were a child, speaking to him in an overly simplistic manner to try and get a point across.

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pa·tron·ize
[pey-truh-nahyz, pa‐]
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [PA·TRON·IZED, PA·TRON·IZ·ING.]
1.
to give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one's regular patronage; trade with.
2.
to behave in an offensively condescending manner toward: a professor who patronizes his students.
3.
to act as a patron toward (an artist, institution, etc.); support.
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