condescending

[k_ˌɒ_n_d_ɪ_s_ˈɛ_n_d_ɪ_ŋ], [kˌɒndɪsˈɛndɪŋ], [kˌɒndɪsˈɛndɪŋ]

Definitions of condescending:

  1.   Yielding to inferiors: courteous: obliging. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Stooping to inferiors; gracious; obliging. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Marked by condescension. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   Condescendingly. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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