- The definition of condescending is acting in a way that shows a superior attitude.
An example of condescending is a parent who speaks to her grown child as if he were still a toddler.
showing condescension; esp., patronizing
Displaying a patronizingly superior attitude: “Wall Street's usual condescending attitude toward small investors” (Tom Petruno).
(comparative more condescending, superlative most condescending)
- Present participle of condescend.