Not in the sense of giving money as a patron to an artist or something like that, but the sort of attitude one gives when they superior to someone else. All the examples I can find are super figurative, and the only thing I can think of that I've actually ever heard is 上から見る but I'm wondering if there are any alternatives, or even one-word examples that express this.


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There are quite a few:

・上{うえ}から目線{めせん}の ← Very common for the last decade or two.






There are more and which one to select would solely depend on the context/situation.

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    Thanks so much! Would you be able to describe some of the nuances?
    – lehtia
    Commented Oct 12, 2017 at 14:05

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