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condescends

verb
present tense third-person singular of condescend

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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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“Condescends.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/condescends. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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