Origin of condescension
Related formscon·de·scen·sive [kon-duh-sen-siv] /ˌkɒn dəˈsɛn sɪv/, adjectivecon·de·scen·sive·ly, adverbnon·con·de·scen·sion, noun
Examples from the Web for condescension
President Kennedy smiled without a hint of condescension and extended a hand to Douglas that was at once firm and remarkably soft.
The men in The Group behave with glibness, condescension, and even brutality toward the Vassar grads.American Dreams, 1963: ‘The Group’ by Mary McCarthy|Nathaniel Rich|July 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ironically, their claims of condescension are condescending themselves.
Earlier in the book, Murray waxed indignant about the "condescension toward the rabble" he detected in the new upper class.
They take on a protective stance in public, and they exude insecurity in their condescension.
This condescension seemed to have no other effect than that of encouraging their arrogance.The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I|Tobias Smollett
M. Le Mesge smiled with condescension, meantime winking at Morhange with the eye nearest to him.Atlantida|Pierre Benoit
I do not know how to acknowledge with sufficient humility the condescension and great kindness of your lordship's letter.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
No condescension is needed, but ascension to a free and ready flight of fancy.Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories|Charles Alexander McMurry
C's breeziness had in it a touch of condescension, or D's brusqueness was the brusqueness of assumed superiority.The Knack of Managing|Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson