Definition of condescending in English:

condescending

Syllabification: con·de·scend·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌkändəˈsendiNG
 
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adjective

  • Having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority: she thought the teachers were arrogant and condescending a condescending smile
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    • But nothing could be more patronising and condescending than his own view that being a farm labourer is an inadequate occupation.
    • Even when youth activism is accepted it is usually in a condescending or patronizing manner when older and more experienced organizers run and co-opt youth efforts.
    • It was because that group poses a threat to the Maori vote that is now currently held by a Government that treats that vote in a condescending, patronising manner.
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condescendingly

adverb
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  • And then there is the current reprehensible practice of offering only two minutes of news throughout the day, with five minutes condescendingly given at certain selected times.
  • No other writer I know mines the mother lode of what is condescendingly called ‘everyday life’ with such consistently surprising results.
  • ‘They come from parts of the country where jobs are hard to find,’ an acquaintance condescendingly excuses the enlistees.

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