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patronize
used in A Room With A View

4 uses
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Definition
treat in a manner that demonstrates a sense of superiority, but is supposed to seem kind

or:

the actions of a patron (to support someone or something; or to be a customer)
  • She was then no longer either deferential or patronizing; no longer either a rebel or a slave.
    Chapter 3 (1% in)
  • No, I'll cross that last bit out—it looks patronizing.
    Chapter 8 (30% in)
  • So it happened that from patronizing civility he had slowly passed if not to passion, at least to a profound uneasiness.
    Chapter 8 (49% in)
  • Chapter XIX: Lying to Mr. Emerson The Miss Alans were found in their beloved temperance hotel near Bloomsbury—a clean, airless establishment much patronized by provincial England.
    Chapter 19 (1% in)

There are no more uses of "patronize" in A Room With A View.

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