Definitions for condescendingˌkɒn dəˈsɛn dɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•de•scend•ingˌkɒn dəˈsɛn dɪŋ(adj.)

  1. showing condescension; implying a descent from dignity or superiority; patronizing.

Origin of condescending:

1630–40

con`de•scend′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising(adj)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. condescending(adjective)ˌkɒn dəˈsɛn dɪŋ

    speaking as if you are better than sb

    her condescending tone

Wiktionary

  1. condescending(Adjective)

    Assuming a tone of superiority, or a patronizing attitude.

    Quit talking to me in that condescending tone! You always treat me like a child u2013 ugh!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condescending

    of Condescend


Translations for condescending

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

condescending(adjective)

giving the impression that one is superior

a condescending manner.

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