- Present participle of patronize.
The manager's patronizing tone of voice made the new employee feel stressed.
- The definition of patronizing is pretending to be nice when actually talking down to someone, or treating someone as if he or she is less intelligent.
An example of patronizing is when someone shares his opinion and you say "Oh, yes dear, very interesting, thanks" in an overly slow voice like you'd use to explain something simple.
- Patronizing is defined as the act of a customer going to a store or restaurant.
When you visit a restaurant, this is an example of patronizing the restaurant.
- Cupless bikini designs might be surprisingly versatile when you're used to patronizing nude beaches, topless areas, private ponds, and nudist colonies.
- The impractical shifted toward practical as women entered the workplace, took part in the suffrage movement and shook off the patronizing attitude of men who felt that women should be seen and not heard.
- Elisabeth blew out a patronizing breath.
- She eyed him, not sure his patronizing tone wasn't meant to rile her.
- Arpad Berczik's Nezd meg az anyjdt (" Look at her Mother "), A protekczio (" Patronizing "), also followed on the lines of Csiky.