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 ?
He looked at me with a sort of condescending concern and compassion, as though he thought it a great pity that such a sensible young man should be so hopelessly lost to evangelical pagan piety.
He introduced himself, smiling a smirky smile borrowed from the courtiers of the stage, extended a fair-skinned talon, and while he gripped my hand in it he bent his body forward three times at the hips, as the stage courtier does, and said in the airiest and most condescending and patronizing way--I quite remember his exact language:
She was quite one of her worthies the most amiable, affable, delightful womanjust as accomplished and condescending as Mrs.
This,' said the stranger, with a certain condescending roll in his voice, and a certain indescribable air of doing something genteel, which impressed me very much, 'is Master Copperfield.
You must know," said Estella, condescending to me as a brilliant and beautiful woman might, "that I have no heart - if that has anything to do with my memory.
Some few of the poorer Norman gentry might also be seen, distinguished by their shaven chins and short cloaks, and not less so by their keeping together, and looking with great scorn on the whole solemnity, even while condescending to avail themselves of the good cheer which was so liberally supplied.
I see it upon your lips, governor, to ask after my missus, and I thank you for your condescending interest.
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
Captain,' said he, `just now Carlini would not drink your health when I proposed it to him; propose mine to him, and let us see if he will be more condescending to you than to me.
But you must not think that he finds any DIFFICULTY in condescending to me, who am only a copyist.
Possibly you think that Adam was not at all sagacious in his interpretations, and that it was altogether extremely unbecoming in a sensible man to behave as he did--falling in love with a girl who really had nothing more than her beauty to recommend her, attributing imaginary virtues to her, and even condescending to cleave to her after she had fallen in love with another man, waiting for her kind looks as a patient trembling dog waits for his master's eye to be turned upon him.
Fayaway was quite as engaging; Kory-Kory as devoted; and Mehevi the king just as gracious and condescending as before.