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condescension   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˏkɑndIˋsєnʃәn 〕

Pronunciation

〔 ˏkɒndiˊsenʃәn 〕


Overview of noun condescension

The noun condescension has 3 senses


  • condescension, superciliousness, disdainfulness -- (the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior)

  • condescension, disdain, patronage -- (a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient)

  • condescension, condescendingness -- (affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; "the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable")