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condescending

adjective con·de·scend·ing \ˌkän-di-ˈsen-diŋ\

: showing that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people

Full Definition of CONDESCENDING

:  showing or characterized by a patronizing or superior attitude toward others
con·de·scend·ing·ly \-ˈsen-diŋ-lē\ adverb
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Examples of CONDESCENDING

  1. His comments were offensive and condescending to us.
  2. The next big sequel to roll off the assembly line (awful, condescending phrase, but this is a case of what you have to do when the shoe fits) is going to be a sequel to Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier's classic 1930's suspense novel. —Stephen King, New York Times Book Review, 6 June 1993

Origin of CONDESCENDING

(see condescend)
First Known Use: 1660

Rhymes with CONDESCENDING

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