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patronizing

adjective (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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