condescending

  • 1condescending — adj. exhibiting an attitude of superiority; patronizing; used of behavior or attitude. Syn: arch, patronizing. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2condescending — index disdainful, inflated (vain), orgulous, proud (conceited), supercilious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burt …

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  • 3condescending — 1707, prp. adj. from CONDESCEND (Cf. condescend). Originally in a positive sense (of God, the Savior, etc.) until late 18c. Related: Condescendingly (1650s) …

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  • 4condescending — [adj] snobby, lordly arrogant, complaisant, disdainful, egotistic, la dee da*, lofty, patronizing, snobbish, snooty*, snotty*, supercilious, superior, uppish, uppity; concept 401 Ant. approachable, friendly, humble …

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  • 5condescending — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or showing a patronizing attitude. DERIVATIVES condescendingly adverb …

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  • 6condescending — [kän΄disen′diŋ] adj. showing condescension; esp., patronizing condescendingly adv …

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  • 7condescending — [[t]kɒ̱ndɪse̱ndɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is condescending, you are showing your disapproval of the fact that they talk or behave in a way which shows that they think they are superior to other people. I m fed up… …

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  • 8Condescending — Condescend Con de*scend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Condescended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Condescending}.] [F. condescendre, LL. condescendere, fr. L. con + descendere. See {Descend}.] 1. To stoop or descend; to let one s self down; to submit; to waive the… …

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  • 9condescending — condescendingly, adv. /kon deuh sen ding/, adj. showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority: They resented the older neighbors condescending cordiality. [1630 40; CONDESCEND + ING2] Syn. patronizing, disdainful,… …

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  • 10condescending — adjective /ˈkɔn.dɪ.sɛnd.ɪŋ,ˈkɔnˌdi.sɛnd.ɪŋ/ Assuming a tone of superiority, or a patronizing attitude. Quit talking to me in that condescending tone! You always treat me like a child – ugh! See Also: condescendence, condescension …

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  • 11condescending — adj. Condescending is used with these nouns: ↑attitude, ↑manner, ↑tone …

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  • 12condescending — con|de|scend|ing [ˌkɔndıˈsendıŋ US ˌka:n ] adj behaving as though you think you are better, more intelligent, or more important than other people used to show disapproval ▪ Professor Hutter s manner is extremely condescending. >condescendingly …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13condescending — adjective behaving as though you think you are better or more important than other people: Professor Hutter s manner is extremely condescending. condescendingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14condescending — adjective she looked us up and down in a condescending manner Syn: patronizing, supercilious, superior, snobbish, snobby, disdainful, lofty, haughty; informal snooty, stuck up …

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  • 15condescending — adjective Date: 1660 showing or characterized by condescension ; patronizing • condescendingly adverb …

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  • 16condescending — Synonyms and related words: arrogant, belittling, big, contemptuous, disdainful, domineering, haughty, high faluting, high flown, high handed, high hat, high headed, high nosed, hoity toity, imperious, lofty, overbearing, patronizing, pompous,… …

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  • 17condescending — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. patronizing, superior, disdainful, supercilious; see egotistic 2 , proud 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. superior, arrogant, *high and mighty, patronizing, lofty, snobbish, disdainful, lordly, pretentious, *snooty …

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  • 18condescending — con|de|scend|ing [ ,kandə sendıŋ ] adjective showing that you think you are more important or more intelligent than other people ╾ con|de|scend|ing|ly adverb …

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  • 19condescending — con·de scend·ing || ‚kÉ‘ndɪ sendɪŋ / kÉ’n adj. showing condescension; patronizing, haughty con·de·scend || ‚kÉ’ndɪ send v. voluntarily lower oneself; patronize, act in a proud manner toward others …

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  • 20condescending — adj 1. patronizing, scornful, disdainful, contemptuous, supercilious, despising; imperious, overbearing, high handed, pompous, stilted, pretentious; snobbish, snobby, priggish, All Inf. snooty, snippy, snotty, high hat, high hatted; presumptuous …

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