arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising(adj)
(used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
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!
The numerical value of condescending in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of condescending in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was dismissive. Condescending and dismissive, those are the words I characterize in the book.
I tried to inform her that I was a physician but I was continually cut off by condescending remarks.
I found the response to be patronizing, condescending and an insult to our intelligence. There definitely was a script and we understand the staffer had to do what he had to do.
( Reuters) John said there would be leopards today, Teigen tweeted on Monday. But it's lepers. I uh, am not good with the Bible. Teigen posted the photos before visiting John Legend, singer John Legend, on the set of NBC's upcoming live version of the hit musical. Heading to Jesus Christ Superstar rehearsals ! Jesus flies today. I got ta see this, tweeted Teigen. The special also features rocker Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene. Cooperrecently spoke about his inspirationfor playing Herod, which he first played in a 1996 London production of the play. He revealed that his inspiration for the role comes from Alan Rickman's portrayal of Professor Snape in Harry Potter. When I first heard about it, I thought Alan Rickman — that condescending sort of arrogant character — and I kind of fashioned what I would do after what I thought Alan Rickman would do if Alan Rickman were alive.
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- condescendentCatalan, Valencian
- ylimielinen, alentuvaFinnish
- 上目線, 上から目線Japanese
- neerbuigend, aanmatigendDutch
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