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patronizing

adjective (UK also patronising)
 
 
/ˈpætrənaɪzɪŋ/ US   /ˈpeɪtrənaɪzɪŋ/
treating someone as if they are stupid or not important: patronizing to sb Of those that had seen the commercial, 26% found it patronizing to women and 17% patronizing to men. a patronizing attitude/tone
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