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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pa·tron·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patronized p. pr. & vb. n. Patronizing ]
 1. To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid.
    The idea has been patronized by two States only.   --A. Hamilton.
 2. To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer. [Commercial Cant]
 3. To assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; -- used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who
            treat others with condescension [syn: arch, condescending,