Condescension meaning

kŏn'dĭ-sĕn'shən
The definition of condescension refers to an attitude of superiority or looking down on others.

An attitude that you are generally better and smarter than everyone else is an example of condescension.

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The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors. syn.

Conscious condescension breeds panderers and enemies, not friends.

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The act of condescending or an instance of it.
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Patronizingly superior behavior or attitude.
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Act or instance of condescending.
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A patronizing manner or behavior.
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Origin of condescension

  • Late Latin condēscēnsiō condēscēnsiōn- from condēscēnsus past participle of condēscendere to condescend condescend
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition