The act of patronizing a person. When one is in the act of patronizing another person or when being patonizing or condescending to someone. When one is actually being or acting in a condescending manner, usually apparent due to the attitude and speech of the person in the act of patronizing,the person in the process of talking down to or belittling another or acting superior to others.
Matthew has been so patronitical lately. Yet he has no grounds to behave in such a patonitical manner. He is no better than you or I.