Definition of condescension in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkɒndɪˈsɛnʃn/


[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.

Words that rhyme with condescension

abstention, apprehension, ascension, attention, circumvention, comprehension, contention, contravention, convention, declension, detention, dimension, dissension, extension, gentian, hypertension, hypotension, intention, intervention, invention, mention, misapprehension, obtention, pension, prehension, prevention, recension, retention, subvention, supervention, suspension, tension

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