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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.


Synonymscondescendingness


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









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