condescending


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con·de·scend·ing

 (kŏn′dĭ-sĕn′dĭng)
adj.
Displaying a patronizingly superior attitude: "Wall Street's usual condescending attitude toward small investors" (Tom Petruno).

con′de·scend′ing·ly adv.

condescending

(ˌkɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋ)
adj
showing or implying condescension by stooping to the level of one's inferiors, esp in a patronizing way
ˌcondeˈscendingly adv

con•de•scend•ing

(ˌkɒn dəˈsɛn dɪŋ)

adj.
showing condescension; implying a descent from dignity or superiority; patronizing.
[1630–40]
con`de•scend′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.condescending - (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescensioncondescending - (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"

condescending

adjective patronizing, lordly, superior, lofty, snooty (informal), snobbish, disdainful, supercilious, toffee-nosed (slang, chiefly Brit.), on your high horse (informal) I'm fed up with your condescending attitude.
Translations
مُتَنازِل، مُعْطٍ الشُّعور بأنَّهُ أعْلى
blahosklonnýpovýšený
lekezelõ
yfirlætisfullur
küçümseyentenezzül eden

condescending

[ˌkɒndɪˈsendɪŋ] ADJ [attitude, tone, smile] → condescendiente
in a condescending wayde manera condescendiente
he's very condescendingtiene una actitud muy condescendientese cree muy superior
they were so condescendingsu actitud fue tan condescendiente
to be condescending to or towards sbtratar a algn con condescendencia

condescending

[ˌkɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋ] adj [attitude] → condescendant(e)
in a condescending way → avec condescendance
to be condescending to sb → se montrer condescendant(e) à l'égard de qn, se montrer condescendant(e) envers qn

condescending

adj (pej)herablassend, von oben herab pred; to be condescending to or toward(s) somebodyjdn von oben herab or herablassend behandeln

condescending

[ˌkɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋ] adjsussiegoso/a

condescend

(kondiˈsend) verb
to agree (to do something) in spite of one's feeling of superiority. The president of the company condescended to having dinner with the cleaning staff.
ˌcondeˈscending adjective
giving the impression that one is superior. a condescending manner.
ˌcondeˈscendingly adverb
ˌcondeˈscension (-ʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
Notwithstanding his rather condescending attitude towards patriotism he had been adopted as the national poet, and seemed since the war of seventy to be one of the most significant glories of national unity.
But you must not think that he finds any DIFFICULTY in condescending to me, who am only a copyist.
I do like it when he looks down at me from the height of his grandeur, or breaks off his learned conversation with me because I'm a fool, or is condescending to me.
Suppose a person of the Fourth Dimension, condescending to visit you, were to say, 'Whenever you open your eyes, you see a Plane (which is of Two Dimensions) and you INFER a Solid (which is of Three); but in reality you also see
Yes, but it is hard for us to imagine eternity," remarked Dimmler, who had joined the young folk with a mildly condescending smile but now spoke as quietly and seriously as they.
After the condescending surprise, nonrecognition, and praise, from those who were not themselves dressed up, the young people decided that their costumes were so good that they ought to be shown elsewhere.
And so, determined to cut their new acquaintance in Bond Street, these great folks went to eat his dinner at Brussels, and condescending to make him pay for their pleasure, showed their dignity by making his wife uncomfortable, and carefully excluding her from the conversation.
Italian actress Isabella Rossellini has said she finds it condescending when people tell her she is beautiful.
Roger accuses me of being condescending, but what's more condescending than the older generation smugly asserting that their generation is so superior to those that follow?
The Labour MP Emily Thornberry had to stand down as a Shadow Cabinet Member after sending a condescending tweet of a house in Rochester.
However, this should not be the case when the former induces arrogance or the latter turns into hero worship, both of which helped to transform the likes of Jimmy Savile into monsters, aided and abetted by celebrity magazines and toe-curling, condescending chat shows.
So condescending and ignoramus I think are not over the top.