condescension definition

  • noun:
    • The act of condescending or an instance of it.
    • Patronizingly superior behavior or attitude.
    • The act of condescending; voluntary lineage from a single's rank or self-esteem in sex with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors. syn.
    • The act of condescending; voluntary lineage from 1's rank or dignity in sexual intercourse with a substandard; courtesy toward inferiors.
    • The work of condescending; the act of voluntarily stooping or inclining to an equality with an inferior; a waiving of statements because a person's ranking or position; affability on the part of a superior; complaisance.
    • a communication that suggests not enough value by patronizing the person
    • affability towards inferiors and temporary disregard for distinctions of place or ranking
    • the characteristic of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered substandard

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