Patronising idiot [adjective for?]

Discussion in 'WR Thesaurus' started by BuffaloMatt, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. BuffaloMatt New Member

    I find the health and safety lectures one gets are downright vexatious because they are, in the words of Stephen Fry, "obvious as a nose bleed", and they are delivered in such a sanctimonious manner.

    Is there a word to describe the patronising idiot dispensing this tosh? Asinine doesn't quite do it. I want to capture the patronage as well as the stupidity.

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.
  2. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

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    Welcome to WordReference, Matt:) Unfortunately I can't think of a single word that covers both fatuous and condescending:(
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  3. BuffaloMatt New Member

    Aha, I like fatuous. Thanks a lot.

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