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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

We often hear that people mean well: that so many just don't how to interact with people with disabilities. They're unsure of the 'right' reaction, so they default to condescension that makes them feel better in the face of their discomfort.
Stella Young

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 are a society that treats people with disabilities with condescension and pity, not dignity and respect.
Stella Young

Quentin Tarantino is my 15-year-old son's favorite director, and by that I mean no condescension to either Tarantino or my 15-year-old son.
Steve Erickson
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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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