English version


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.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Word of the day priceless extremely valuable