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 ?
Yes, William,' I said, condescendingly (I knew him); 'I am going to London.
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?
Turveydrop, standing with his back to the fire and waving his gloves condescendingly.
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.
interposed Mr Kenwigs, condescendingly explaining it to the children.
Quite so, my dear," replied the Man of Wrath, smiling condescendingly.
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.
Breathed to that extent,' the Dean (not unflattered by this indirect homage) condescendingly remarks, 'would be preferable.