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Adjective: condescending  ,kón-di'sen-ding
  1. (used of behaviour or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
    "I don't think those remarks are condescending";
    - arch, patronizing, patronising [Brit]
Verb: condescend  ,kón-di'send
  1. Behave in a patronizing and condescending manner
  2. Do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
    "You will condescend to help the venerable servant of God";
    - deign, descend
  3. Debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonourable way
    "I won't condescend to reading other people's mail";
    - stoop, lower oneself
  4. Treat condescendingly
    - patronize, patronise [Brit]

See also: superior

Type of: act, interact, move

Encyclopedia: Condescending