condescending 1 of 2

as in patronizing

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2 of 2


present participle of condescend
as in stooping
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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as in cutting
to assume or treat with an air of superiority wealthy people who tend to be condescending toward their poor relations

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“Condescending.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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