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Definition of "condescending" []

  • Displaying a patronizingly superior attitude: "The independent investor's desire to play individual stocks may well worry some market veterans, but that smacks a little of Wall Street's usual condescending attitude toward small investors” ( Tom Petruno). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "condescending" in a sentence
  • "The Clinton campaign declared Senator Obama's speeches won't hide what it called his condescending views of small town America and speaking for the first time on the controversy, Senator McCain accused Senator Obama of elitism."
  • "No, being condescending is sometimes entirely justified and is not being a jackass at all."
  • "Dilan Esper: No, being condescending is sometimes entirely justified and is not being a jackass atall."