Meaning of patronizing

pa•tron•iz•ing

Pronunciation: (pā'tru-nī"zing, pa'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. displaying or indicative of an offensively condescending manner: a patronizing greeting, accompanied by a gentle pat on the pack.
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