Patronizingly
Patronizing Pa"tron*i`zing, a. Showing condescending favor; assuming the manner of airs of a superior toward another. -- {Pat"ron*i`zing*ly}, adv. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

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  • patronizingly — adverb see patronize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • patronizingly — See patronization. * * * …   Universalium

  • patronizingly — adverb In a patronizing manner …   Wiktionary

  • patronizingly — pa·tron·iz·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • patronizingly — See: patronizing …   English dictionary

  • patronizingly — adverb with condescension; in a patronizing manner he treats his secretary condescendingly • Syn: ↑condescendingly, ↑patronisingly • Derived from adjective: ↑patronising (for: ↑patronisingly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • patronizing — patronizingly, adv. /pay treuh nuy zing, pa /, adj. displaying or indicative of an offensively condescending manner: a patronizing greeting, accompanied by a gentle pat on the pack. [1720 30; PATRONIZE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • patronizing — [[t]pæ̱trənaɪzɪŋ, AM pe͟ɪt [/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If someone is patronizing, they speak or behave towards you in a way that seems friendly, but which shows that they think they are superior to you. The tone of the interview was… …   English dictionary

  • condescendingly — adverb with condescension; in a patronizing manner he treats his secretary condescendingly • Syn: ↑patronizingly, ↑patronisingly • Derived from adjective: ↑patronising (for: ↑patronisingly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • patronisingly — adverb with condescension; in a patronizing manner he treats his secretary condescendingly • Syn: ↑condescendingly, ↑patronizingly • Derived from adjective: ↑patronising, ↑patronizing (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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