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condescending

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcondescendingcon‧de‧scend‧ing /ˌkɒndɪˈsendɪŋ◂ $ ˌkɑːn-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 RUDE/IMPOLITEbehaving as though you think you are better, more intelligent, or more important than other people – used to show disapproval syn patronizing 🔊 Professor Hutter’s manner is extremely condescending.condescendingly adverb
Examples from the Corpus
condescendingFourteen percent claim the men have a condescending attitude.She'd tell him a few home truths about his condescending, heartless, authoritarian attitude.Instead they dispensed a condescending homily.The forelock-touching peasant is still around in print, and always good for a condescending laugh.Watts seems to have kept a copy of Maria Edgeworth's condescending letter.The Prince smirked and Gaveston turned, for the first time acknowledging their presence with a condescending sneer.English reviewers tended to take a condescending view of American writers.
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