Is calling someone sweetie during an argument condescending?

  • Yes
    85% (17)88% (29)87% (46)Vote
  • No
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Most Helpful Guy

  • Yes. Using silly pet names like that is denigrating the value of them and their viewpoints.

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Most Helpful Girl

  • It's an attempt to belittle you during the argument and tons of people I've argued with do this lmao it's pretty passive aggressive but whatevs, I don't let that shit get to me. I'll often call them out on it actually.

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What Guys Said 12

  • Sure it is sweetie.

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  • Yeah in that instant it's really condescending. Just trying to make you even more mad.

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  • Sweetie = Bitch
    That's how I see it at least especially when they put their hands together and lean forward lol

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  • Depends on how you say it. It is condescending if you say it sarcastically. It isn't if you say it compassionately. Same thing goes with words like sweetheart.

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  • Sure is... Mostly cuz its complete sarcasm

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  • Usually call em sugar when I wanna calm em down baha

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  • Depends it can be, or it can be a tactic to calm your hot ass down :P

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  • That would actually turn me on. It'll go from arguing to sex within a few seconds

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  • Depends on how you say it and how intense the argument is, sweetie :)

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  • Yes.
    That's why I use it.

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  • oh yes it does

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  • Yup. I recall some feminazi saying that to Milo Yiannopoulos in a debate (or something along those lines, maybe "dear" or "darling"). So he started using it back and everyone flipped out that HE was being sexist, not her.

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What Girls Said 9

  • Lol. It can be seen as such. Sometimes when that was done to me though I felt that that was how that person usually spoke. I determined that by the tone of their words.

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  • I am not sure how i would take that!

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  • Yes.
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  • yes. if you aren't significantly older than me or my dad, NEVER CALL ME SWEETIE.

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  • Incredibly. So is darling, which is why I use it so often.

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  • Oh, it most definitely is. The person obviously doesn't think she or he is sweet.

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  • Yes it is!

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  • Calling someone 'sweetie' in general is condescending.

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  • My brother does this to his highly educated wife and I want to smack him. Even his tone is condiscending but he is not aware of it.

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