Meaning of “patronizing” in the English Dictionary


"patronizing" in Business English

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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)