Definition of Condescending

1. Adjective. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension.

Exact synonyms: Arch, Patronising, Patronizing
Similar to: Superior
Derivative terms: Condescendingness



Definition of Condescending

1. Adjective. Assuming a tone of superiority, or a patronizing attitude. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of condescend) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Condescending

1. condescend [v] - See also: condescend

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Literary usage of Condescending

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1. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1848)
"A desire seemed to prevail that we may all be fervent in spirit, and alive to a sense of the condescending goodness of our Heavenly Father. 29th. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"He was beyond measure condescending and riety, and suffered in the succeeding ... condescending ..."

3. The Works of Tobias Smollett by Tobias George Smollett, William Ernest Henley (1899)
"PS—If you want money, you may draw upon me, payable at sight." CHAPTER XXVI He becomes Melancholy and Despondent—Is Favoured with a condescending Letter ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"His saved Rome from Attila, and the Romans from Gen- seric. lie could be unbending in the enunciation of principle; he was condescending in the condoning of ..."

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