Definitions for: Condescension

[n] the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
[n] a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

Webster (1913) 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

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.

Synonyms: disdain, disdainfulness, patronage, superciliousness

See Also: arrogance, depreciation, derogation, disparagement, haughtiness, highhandedness, lordliness

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