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patronizingadjective

(UK also patronising) uk   /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
(Definition of patronizing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “patronizing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 屈尊俯就的, 自以为高人一等的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 屈尊俯就的, 自以為高人一等的…
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