An attitude that you are generally better and smarter than everyone else is an example of condescension.
- act or instance of condescending
- a patronizing manner or behavior
Origin of condescensionEcclesiastical Late Latin condescensio ; from past participle of condescendere
- The act of condescending or an instance of it.
- Patronizingly superior behavior or attitude.
Origin of condescensionLate Latin cond&emacron;sc&emacron;nsi&omacron;, cond&emacron;sc&emacron;nsi&omacron;n-, from cond&emacron;sc&emacron;nsus, past participle of cond&emacron;scendere, to condescend; see condescend.