Synonyms and Antonyms of CONDESCEND

to descend to a level that is beneath one's dignity <I will not condescend to answer the sore loser's charge that I cheated in order to win the race>
Synonyms deign, stoop
Near Antonyms rise
to assume or treat with an air of superiority <wealthy people who tend to be condescending toward their poor relations>
Synonyms lord (it over), patronize, talk down (to)
Related Words cold-shoulder, cut, high-hat, slight, snub; queen (it over)


May 22, 2015
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