The trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior.
Polish: protekcjonalizm, protekcjonalność
A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient.
Affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank:
— The queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable.
Moby thesaurus: Olympian detachment, Olympian loftiness, arrogance, arrogantness, assumption of superiority, condescendence, deigning, domineering, domineeringness, haughtiness, haughty airs, hauteur, high horse, hoity-toitiness, hoity-toity, loftiness, overbearing pride, overbearingness, overweening pride, patronization ... show more.
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