patronising

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Adjective[change]

Positive
patronising

Comparative
more patronising

Superlative
most patronising

  1. If x is patronising towards y, x treats y as if y were less intelligent.
    Often the tourist is hated for his patronising attitude towards the locals.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
patronise

Third-person singular
patronises

Past tense
patronised

Past participle
patronised

Present participle
patronising

  1. The present participle of patronise.