Definitions for condescensionˌkɒn dəˈsɛn ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•de•scen•sionˌkɒn dəˈsɛn ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of condescending.

  2. behavior that is patronizing or condescending.

  3. voluntary assumption of equality with a person regarded as inferior.

Origin of condescension:

1635–45; < LL condēscēnsiō. See con -, descension

Princeton's WordNet

  1. condescension, superciliousness, disdainfulness(noun)

    the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

  2. condescension, disdain, patronage(noun)

    a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

  3. condescension, condescendingness(noun)

    affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank

    "the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable"

Wiktionary

  1. condescension(Noun)

    The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condescension(noun)

    the act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors


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