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English noun: condescension

1. condescension (attribute) the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

Synonymsdisdainfulness, superciliousness

Broader (hypernym)arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness

2. condescension (communication) a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

Synonymsdisdain, patronage

Broader (hypernym)depreciation, derogation, disparagement

3. condescension (attribute) affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank

SamplesThe queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable.


Broader (hypernym)affability, affableness, amiability, amiableness, bonhomie, geniality

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