[ kon-duh-sen-duhns ]
See synonyms for condescendence on
  1. Scot. a list or specification of particulars.

Origin of condescendence

First recorded in 1630–40; condescend + -ence

Words Nearby condescendence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use condescendence in a sentence

  • He should have taen a day to see the invitation, as they do wi' the titular's condescendence in the process of valuation and sale.

    The Antiquary, Complete | Sir Walter Scott
  • Howsever, its no worth my condescendence to lose my temper wi the like o her.

    The Entail | John Galt
  • "Revise the condescendence there, Drumwhussle," replied the laird.

  • He spoke softly, confidently, with a simplicity, in which was felt condescendence toward the interlocutor.

    Foma Gordyeff | Maxim Gorky
  • Well, fortune is apt to circumduce the term upon us; but I think she may allow you to revise your condescendence.

    Chronicles of the Canongate | Sir Walter Scott

British Dictionary definitions for condescendence


/ (ˌkɒndɪˈsɛndəns) /

  1. Scots law a statement of facts presented by the plaintiff in a cause

  2. a less common word for condescension

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