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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; The trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior; A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient.

Usage examples (38)
  • The queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable
  • Your condescension is outweighed by your stupidity.
  • "Do you know the meaning of the word condescension?"
  • The contrary to this condescension is reproved, Jam. ii. for more
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