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condescendingness

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  • n. The state or quality of being condescending.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank

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Examples

  • One finds the same complacency, the same condescendingness, in a far higher degree in the essays of Mr. A.C. Benson.

    The Art of Letters

  • He achieves too much of a pulpit complacency -- therefore of condescendingness -- therefore of falseness to the deep intimacy of good literature -- when he begins to moralize about time and the universe.

    The Art of Letters

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