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condescension

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Pronunciation: /ˌkɒndɪˈsɛnʃn
 
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Definition of condescension in English:

noun

[mass noun]
An attitude of patronizing superiority; disdain: a tone of condescension I’m treated with condescension
More example sentences
  • It's like being called a eunuch or an old maid; one always hears that faint sneer of disdain and condescension mixed with pity.
  • The bombast, condescension, arrogance and swagger all seems slightly silly in retrospect.
  • There's a lot you could say about this remark - its arrogance, its condescension.
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