- condensing osteitis,
Origin of condescending
verb (used without object)
- to yield.
- to assent.
Origin of condescend
Examples from the Web for condescending
Although Huckabee's condescending tone - like that of an elementary school history teacher - makes it difficult to take seriously.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The document said Wright was condescending and had “resorted to name-calling,” though no examples were offered.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dovlatov hated Soviet oppression and battled repression subtly, by not condescending to notice it, and keeping things light.
Thorns support is for everyone, and there are no pastel colors or condescending cursive.Portland Is Ground Zero for the Best Women’s Soccer in the World|Evelyn Shoop|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cruz is more arrogant, having alienated even some Republican senators with his condescending put-downs.Marco Rubio, the Real Threat in 2016, Has Been Eclipsed by Ted Cruz|Peter Beinart|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I found him very affable and condescending, and he was pleased to compliment me on my skill in barber-craft.Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume II|Alexander Huth
From patronizing and condescending, the Third Estate, as all the world knows, speedily became aggressive and arbitrary.Caricature and Other Comic Art|James Parton.
Miss Dacre yielded to the public voice, and acted to the life the gratified and condescending air of a first-rate performer.The Young Duke|Benjamin Disraeli
It soon must have become clear to him that Handel was rapidly outgrowing any need of his condescending patronage.Handel|Edward J. Dent
At such times he spoke of his antecedents in a lordly and condescending fashion which we found amusing.The Best Short Stories of 1920|Various
Word Origin for condescend
1707, present participle adjective from condescend. Originally in a positive sense (of God, the Savior, etc.) until late 18c. Related: Condescendingly (1650s).
mid-14c., "to yield deferentially," from Old French condescendere (14c.) "to agree, consent, give in, yield," from Late Latin condescendere "to let oneself down," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + descendere "descend" (see descend). Sense of "to sink willingly to equal terms with inferiors" is from mid-15c.