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Meaning of CONDESCENSION

Pronunciation:  `kândi'senshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
  2. [n]  a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
 

CONDESCENSION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: disdain, disdainfulness, patronage, superciliousness
 
 See Also: arrogance, depreciation, derogation, disparagement, haughtiness, highhandedness, lordliness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

      It forbids pride . . . and commands humility, modesty,
      and condescension to others.             --Tillotson.

      Such a dignity and condescension . . . as are suitable
      to a superior nature.                    --Addison.

Syn: Complaisance; courtesy; affability.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: arrogance, arrogantness, assumption of superiority, condescendence, deigning, domineering, domineeringness, haughtiness, haughty airs, hauteur, high horse, hoity-toitiness, hoity-toity, loftiness, Olympian detachment, Olympian loftiness, overbearing pride, overbearingness, overweening pride, patronization, patronizing, patronizing attitude, pride, proudness, purse-pride, side, stiff-necked pride, superbia, toploftiness, uppishness, uppityness
 

 

 

 

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