condescension


con·de·scen·sion

noun \ˌkän-di-ˈsen(t)-shən\

: the attitude or behavior of people who believe they are more intelligent or better than other people

Full Definition of CONDESCENSION

1
:  voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in relations with an inferior
2
:  patronizing attitude or behavior

Origin of CONDESCENSION

Late Latin condescension-, condescensio, from condescendere
First Known Use: 1647

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