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condescending

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in patronizing, disdainful

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condescending

verb
present participle of condescend

Synonyms & Antonyms of condescending (Entry 2 of 2)

1 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

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2 to assume or treat with an air of superiority
  • wealthy people who tend to be condescending toward their poor relations

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The first known use of condescending was in 1660

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“Condescending.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/condescending. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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