|Origin:||condescendre, from Late Latin condescendere, from Latin com- ( COM-) + descendere 'to go down'|
to behave as if you think you are better, more intelligent, or more important than other people - used to show disapproval
Take care not to condescend to your readers.
to do something in a way that shows you think it is below your social or professional position - used to show disapproval
condescend to do something
'Yes. I know,' Clara said, condescending to look at Rose for the first time.
—condescension noun [uncountable]