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Patronizingness

derivation From Patronizing; noun From noun patronizing with suffix (-ness) used to form a noun from the state of the adjective
Quality of being condescending
 
Probably used it because that part of speech was needed in the sentence, and the author did not want to change the structure of the sentence. Patronizing is related in form and meaning. Possibly used just in informal writing to create a more friendly communication line.
Etymology : From noun patronize. From noun patron and suffize -ize. Originally from post-classical Latin patronisare, which meant to command a galley (from 14th cent.). (OED)
Source : "At age 14, 'cute; hits its own form of puberty and turns from light fluffiness to ugly patronizingness." From: http://confederacyofspinsters.co…is-patronizing/ (Mae, author) February 15,2012 (published)
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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