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condescending
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • 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...
    p. 44.9
condescending = treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
  • He smiled with jovial condescension, and added:
    p. 49.9
condescension = as though interacting with someone beneath his 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.)
There are no more uses of "condescending" in The Great Gatsby.

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