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patronizing

adjective uk (UK usually patronising)   /ˈpæt.rə.naɪ.zɪŋ/ us    /ˈpeɪ.trən-/ /ˈpæt.rən-/
speaking or behaving towards someone as if they are stupid or not important: It's that patronizing tone of hers that I can't bear.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
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