condescendingly


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Related to condescendingly: quarrelsome, patronizing

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.condescendingly - with condescension; in a patronizing manner; "he treats his secretary condescendingly"
Translations
بِتَنازُل، باسْتِعْلاء، بِتَفَضُّل عَلى
blahosklonněpovýšeně
yfirlætislega
tepeden bakarak

condescendingly

[ˌkɒndɪˈsendɪŋlɪ] ADVcon condescendencia
to treat people condescendinglytratar a la gente con condescendencia
he condescendingly agreed to do itaccedió hacerlo como si de un favor se tratara

condescendingly

[ˌkɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋli] advavec condescendance

condescendingly

adv (pej)herablassend, von oben herab

condescendingly

[ˌkɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋlɪ] advcon aria di sufficienza

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 ?
She watched his progress towards the pavilion, saw him now responding condescendingly to an ingratiating bow, now exchanging friendly, nonchalant greetings with his equals, now assiduously trying to catch the eye of some great one of this world, and taking off his big round hat that squeezed the tips of his ears.
Then they would condescendingly give Joe to understand that it was all for his good, and he would be thankful for it one day; and in particular, Mr Cobb would acquaint him, that when he was his age, his father thought no more of giving him a parental kick, or a box on the ears, or a cuff on the head, or some little admonition of that sort, than he did of any other ordinary duty of life; and he would further remark, with looks of great significance, that but for this judicious bringing up, he might have never been the man he was at that present speaking; which was probable enough, as he was, beyond all question, the dullest dog of the party.
They agree with me in apprehending that this false step in one daughter will be injurious to the fortunes of all the others; for who, as Lady Catherine herself condescendingly says, will connect themselves with such a family?
Dolokhov smiled contemptuously and condescendingly when Anatole had gone out.
She was far too pretty to cringe in this way, but Peter thought it his due, and he would answer condescendingly, "It is good.
Josie was unusually amiable -- so much so that she even remarked condescendingly to Anne,
If a crowned king on a throne had spoken condescendingly to him, he could hardly have looked more proud of the honor conferred than he looks now.
She, no doubt, will remark condescendingly that people who can't afford wedding `towers' are real sensible not to take them; and then she'll remind me that Jane went to Europe for hers.
And Sir Leicester is glad to repose in dignified contentment before the great fire in the library, condescendingly perusing the backs of his books or honouring the fine arts with a glance of approbation.
interposed Mr Kenwigs, condescendingly explaining it to the children.
One afternoon, the Dodger and Master Bates being engaged out that evening, the first-named young gentleman took it into his head to evince some anxiety regarding the decoration of his person (to do him justice, this was by no means an habitual weakness with him); and, with this end and aim, he condescendingly commanded Oliver to assist him in his toilet, straightway.
Quite so, my dear," replied the Man of Wrath, smiling condescendingly.