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pa·tron·ize  (ptr-nz, ptr-)
tr.v. pa·tron·ized, pa·tron·iz·ing, pa·tron·iz·es
1. To act as a patron to; support or sponsor.
2. To go to as a customer, especially on a regular basis.
3. To treat in a condescending manner.

patron·i·zation (-tr-n-zshn) n.
patron·izing·ly adv.

patronizing (ˈpætrəˌnaɪzɪŋ) or patronising
1. having a superior manner; condescending
ˈpatronˌizingly ˈpatronˌisingly adv
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj.1.patronizing - (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescensionpatronizing - (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"

adjective condescending, superior, stooping, lofty, gracious, contemptuous, haughty, snobbish, disdainful, supercilious, toffee-nosed (slang, chiefly Brit.) his patronizing attitude to the homeless
humble, respectful, deferential, servile, obsequious
patronizing [ˈpætrənaɪzɪŋ] ADJ [person, attitude] → condescendiente
a few patronizing remarksunas cuantas observaciones dichas en tono condescendiente
patronizing [ˈpætrənaɪzɪŋ] patronising (British) adj (= condescending) [person, attitude, tone] → condescendant(e)
adjgönnerhaft, herablassend; to be patronizing to or toward(s) somebodyjdn herablassend or von oben herab behandeln; there’s no need to be so patronizingdu brauchst gar nicht so herablassend or von oben herab zu tun
patronizing [ˈpætrəˌnaɪzɪŋ] adjcondiscendente

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But after seeing his brother, listening to his conversation with the professor, hearing afterwards the unconsciously patronizing tone in which his brother questioned him about agricultural matters (their mother's property had not been divided, and Levin took charge of both their shares), Levin felt that he could not for some reason begin to talk to him of his intention of marrying.
He adopted toward him an air of patronizing good humor.
"So gently patronizing, and so 'I-don't-suppose-you-can-help-it,- poor-thing,' in your general style," said Jessie, kissing her.
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