- showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority: They resented the older neighbors' condescending cordiality.
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Under Mr. Bryant the Evening Post was an old-fashioned newspaper of uncondescending, uncompromising dignity.Recollections of a Varied Life
George Cary Eggleston
- showing or implying condescension by stooping to the level of one's inferiors, esp in a patronizing way
1707, present participle adjective from condescend. Originally in a positive sense (of God, the Savior, etc.) until late 18c. Related: Condescendingly (1650s).