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  1. anupumh's Avatar
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    Post He is patronizing me.

    Hi,

    He is patronizing me.

    What does this sentence mean and which word can replace patronizing in this sentence?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: He is patronizing me.

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    He is patronizing me.

    What does this sentence mean and which word can replace patronizing in this sentence?

    Thanks
    "He is treating me in a condescending manner."

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    Re: He is patronizing me.

    In old movies etc. before everything became politically correct, sometimes women would be told "don't worry your pretty little head about this". In other words, I know better than you. That's patronizing in the extreme.

    I am not a teacher.

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