Patronize vs Haughty - What's the difference?

patronize | haughty |


As a verb patronize

is to make a patron.

As an adjective haughty is

conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.

patronize

English

Alternative forms

* patronise (Commonwealth)

Verb

(patroniz)
  • To make a patron.
  • To assume a tone of unjustified superiority; to talk down to; to treat condescendingly.
  • To make oneself a customer of a business, especially a regular customer.
  • Synonyms

    * (talk down to) condescend

    haughty

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.
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  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Usage notes

    Possibly due to the similar sounding (and utterly different in meaning) hottie'', ''haughty has become rare in some parts of North America.

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