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condescending

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Definition treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • She gave me that condescending look as though I wasn't worthy to ask her a question.
condescending = treating others as inferior
  • My older sister condescended to take me shopping with her.
  • condescended = did something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • Before a cat will condescend
    To treat you as a trusted friend,
    Some little token of esteem
    Is needed, like a dish of cream.
    T.S. Eliot
  • To their mind she was cold and snobbish, condescending, odd.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • condescending = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • Jem condescended to take me to school the first day,
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • condescended = did something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • Not all young people realize how important it is to treat children with respect and dignity instead of condescension.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • condescension = a manner that treats others as inferiors
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • "If your Majesty would condescend to state your case," he remarked, "I should be better able to advise you."
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • condescend = do something considered beneath your position or dignity
  • She patted my head, but the gesture didn't feel condescending.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • condescending = as though treating others as inferiors
  • I picked out a man humble enough in life to condescend to talk with one so shabby as I, and got his account of the matter.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • condescend = do something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • Look, could you please lose the condescending tone here?
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • condescending = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • I beg Your Majesty will condescend to forgive me.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • condescend = do something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • She made no attempt to mask the condescension in her voice.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • condescension = the act of treating others as inferiors
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • His voice dripped condescension.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • condescension = a manner that treats others as inferiors
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • Her ladyship, with great condescension, arose to receive them;
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • condescension = doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • ...with a condescending smile.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • condescending = a manner that treats others as inferiors
  • ...maybe he's just a condescending know-it-all.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • condescending = treating others as inferior
  • Instead of rambling, this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the country-side — East Egg condescending to West Egg, and...
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • condescending = treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • But I couldn't stand the condescension.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • condescension = a manner that treats others as inferiors
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • She spoke to the businessman with affection but, at the same time, with condescension.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • condescension = a manner that treats others as inferiors
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • He had no sense of the honour done him and his daughter by the lady's condescension;
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
condescension = the act of doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)

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