showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority: They resented the older neighbors' condescending cordiality.
Related formscon·de·scend·ing·ly, adverbnon·con·de·scend·ing, adjectivenon·con·de·scend·ing·ly, adverbnon·con·de·scend·ing·ness, nounun·con·de·scend·ing, adjectiveun·con·de·scend·ing·ly, adverb
Synonyms for condescending
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Derived Formscondescendingly, adverb
showing or implying condescension by stooping to the level of one's inferiors, esp in a patronizing way
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Word Origin and History for uncondescending
1707, present participle adjective from condescend. Originally in a positive sense (of God, the Savior, etc.) until late 18c. Related: Condescendingly (1650s).
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