English syllables. 2014.
English syllables. 2014.
Condescension — is a show of disdain and superiority in which the condescending person patronizes, or considers him/herself superior and descends to the level of, the disdained person. Condescension can also refer to: Condescension, another name for… … Wikipedia
Condescension — Con de*scen sion, n. [L. condescensio.] The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one s rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors. [1913 Webster] It forbids pride . . . and commands humility, modesty, and… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
condescension — index disrespect, pride Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
condescension — 1640s, from L.L. condescensionem, noun of action from pp. stem of condescendere (see CONDESCEND (Cf. condescend)) … Etymology dictionary
condescension — [n] disdain, superiority airs, civility, deference, haughtiness, loftiness, lordliness, patronage, patronizing attitude, superciliousness, toleration; concept 633 Ant. friendliness, humility, inferiority … New thesaurus
condescension — [kän΄di′sen′shən] n. [LL(Ec) condescensio < pp. of condescendere] 1. act or instance of condescending 2. a patronizing manner or behavior … English World dictionary
condescension — [[t]kɒ̱ndɪse̱nʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Condescension is condescending behaviour. There was a tinge of condescension in the way the girl received me … English dictionary
condescension — noun Etymology: Late Latin condescension , condescensio, from condescendere Date: 1647 1. voluntary descent from one s rank or dignity in relations with an inferior 2. patronizing attitude or behavior … New Collegiate Dictionary
condescension — condescensive /kon deuh sen siv/, adj. condescensively, adv. /kon deuh sen sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of condescending. 2. behavior that is patronizing or condescending. 3. voluntary assumption of equality with a person regarded as… … Universalium
condescension — condescend ► VERB 1) show that one feels superior. 2) do something despite regarding it as below one s dignity: he condescended to see me at my hotel. DERIVATIVES condescension noun. ORIGIN Latin condescendere, from descendere descend … English terms dictionary
condescension — noun The act of condescending; voluntary descent from ones rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors. Syn: condescendence … Wiktionary