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Definition of Condescension


  1. The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors.

Condescension Quotations

Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.
Phillips Brooks

I thought I'd been condescended to as an Indian - that was nothing compared to the condescension for writing young adult literature.
Sherman Alexie

We're understanding what Obama is. He is the great teacher. He is this guy that stands above everybody. There's some condescension in it, but he stands above everybody and says, 'Now, listen. You people have to stop blaming each other unreasonably. You have to get along here and I am going to show you the way.' It is a pretty brave role in many ways.
Evan Thomas
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Condescension Translations

condescension in French is condescendance
condescension in German is Herablassung
condescension in Spanish is condescendencia
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