Share this entry

condescending
American English: /ˌkɑndəˈsɛndɪŋ/
British English: /kɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋ/

Translation of condescending in Spanish:

adjective

  • (tone/smile)
    condescendiente
    he's very condescending
    tiene una actitud muy condescendiente
    to be condescending to o toward(s) somebody
    tratar a alguien con condescendencia
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Definition of condescending in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: