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condescension

noun

1 condescension

The trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior.

synonyms: disdainfulness, superciliousness.

Roget 879: humility, humbleness; meekness, lowness; lowliness, lowlihood; abasement, self-abasement; submission etc. 725; resignation.    condescension; ... show more

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Polish: protekcjonalizm, protekcjonalność



2 condescension

A communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient.

synonyms: disdain, patronage.

3 condescension

Affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank:
— The queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable.

synonym: condescendingness.


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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