[k_ˌɒ_n_d_ɪ_s_ˈɛ_n_d_ɪ_ŋ], [kˌɒndɪsˈɛndɪŋ], [kˌɒndɪsˈɛndɪŋ]

Definitions of condescending:

  1.   of Condescend
  2.   Showing condescension; gracious; patronizing.
  3.   Condescendingly.
  4.   Yielding to inferiors: courteous: obliging.
  5.   Marked by condescension.
  6.   ( used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
  7.   Stooping to inferiors; gracious; obliging.

Antonyms for condescending:

humble, modest, down-to-earth, inferior, meek, unpretentious, demure, lowly, unassuming.

Quotes for condescending:

  1. If you have any trouble sounding condescending find a Unix user to show you how it's done. – Scott Adams
  2. Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first. – Brooks Atkinson
  3. I've never really understood that. It's a funny thing; people sometimes accuse us of condescending to our characters somehow -that to me is kind of inexplicable. – Joel Coen
  4. Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way. Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level. – Bill Griffith
  5. I'm a terrible patient, and I find that doctors can be very condescending – Sherry Stringfield

Usage examples for condescending:

  1. But Miss Avery has been- very-" " Kind and condescending – Eunice by Margaret Murray Robertson
  2. “ I made no doubt that these few careless words of kindness and that condescending embrace were paid for in good, round, solid, yellow gold pieces, for Peter got good wages and was saving of them. ” – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  3. It was plain to him that the Spaniards were not ready to grant these conditions; but he felt confident that he should accomplish the release of Saint Aldegonde without condescending to an ignominious peace. ” – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  4. “ " Good day, Rachel," she said, calling as she passed, in a kindly, even then rather condescending voice, through the open door, where a pail of water, just set down, stood rocking the sun on its heaving surface, and flashing it out again into the ocean of the light. ” – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  5. The King was so condescending and affable that Mr. Barnum at length ventured to ask a favor of him. ” – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  6. Of gratitude- active gratitude- they were by race incapable: also they were shrewd enough to detect the Wesley habit of condescending to be kind. ” – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  7. He had seen the sheriff at the other end of the piazza, and he made straight for him, not even condescending to a grin when the other, mistaking his intentions, whipped out his revolver. ” – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  8. Better not do the condescending – Ulysses by James Joyce
  9. That he should look me up in my advancement and prosperity, doubtless to beg some favour, seemed plausible enough, and therefore with an air of condescending patronage, I asked what I could do for him. ” – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  10. He never looked one of us in the face, and talked in set sentences, and was cold, and formal, and condescending – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  11. And he addressed those who had forced their way into the room with words of condescending conciliation. ” – The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France by Charles Duke Yonge
  12. As the " youngsters" lined up Mr. Trotter, standing at the right of the line, asked coaxingly: " Mister, will you be condescending enough to pass down the line and shake hands with each of us?" ” – Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  13. Waiting for the appearance of the prima donna of this forest opera company, we sat down on the trunk of a fallen tree, ready to ask innumerable questions of our condescending host. ” – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  14. She put on a condescending patience. ” – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  15. It is questionable whether any splendour of success can ever justify a man in thus condescending to draw inspiration from the torture- room or shambles. ” – Beautiful Europe - Belgium by Joseph E. Morris
  16. But what was most remarkable was the fact, that after this they returned to their old footing, Leo never condescending to take any notice of his smaller companion, and Tiney giving an occasional growl when he saw him approach. ” – Minnie's Pet Dog by Madeline Leslie
  17. It is Terry, if any one, who is just a wee bit condescending – The Prairie Wife by Arthur Stringer
  18. After the fight Jimmy Jocks was most condescending to me, and he said the grooms had boasted to the kennel- men that I was a son of Regent Royal, and that when the kennel- men asked who was my mother they had had to tell them that too. ” – The Boy Scout and Other Stories for Boys by Richard Harding Davis
  19. So his answer was peremptory and condescending – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  20. The notary's bow to Mademoiselle Brun when she was seated was condescending which betrayed the small fact that he was not so clever as he looked. ” – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman

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