American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Displaying a patronizingly superior attitude: "The independent investor's desire to play individual stocks may well worry some market veterans, but that smacks a little of Wall Street's usual condescending attitude toward small investors” ( Tom Petruno).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Marked or characterized by condescension; stooping to the level of one's inferiors.
- adj. Assuming a tone of superiority, or a patronizing attitude.
- v. present participle of condescend.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. exhibiting an attitude of superiority; patronizing; -- used of behavior or attitude.
- adj. (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
“The Clinton campaign declared Senator Obama's speeches won't hide what it called his condescending views of small town America and speaking for the first time on the controversy, Senator McCain accused Senator Obama of elitism.”
“No, being condescending is sometimes entirely justified and is not being a jackass at all.”
“Dilan Esper: No, being condescending is sometimes entirely justified and is not being a jackass atall.”
“And I think marketers are being just plain condescending to women in general and thereby hurting -- rather than helping -- their sales goals.”
“If so, forgive me while I burst out in condescending laughter.”
“Why her own campaign uses a photo that makes her look cold and condescending is beyond me.”
“I ... weak -- in condescending sympathy with the weak (1Co 9: 22).”
“See the marks he has there left of his love in condescending so low for us; see how easy he has made that bed, and how lightsome, for us, by lying in it himself; when we look into the grave, where we expect we must lie, to take off the terror of it, let us look into the grave where the Lord lay; the place where our”
“He is free in condescending to us, while we are shy of ascending to him.”
“Normally, I’d say condescending is a flaw, but if the audience is meant to find Mike dumb, I doubt that we’d hold condescension against her.”
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