Share this entry

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

Translation of condescending in Spanish:


  • (tone/smile)
    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


    Next Score:
    Word of the day doofus
    Pronunciation: ˈduːfʌs
    a stupid person
    Cultural fact of the day


    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.