Instead, says Jamelle Bouie, he was condescending and intellectually dishonest.
“Patronizing, condescending, insufferable,” Fox talking head Charles Krauthammer said of Obama.
The reference—and the evasion—spoke volumes about his condescending attitude toward women.
Cruz is more arrogant, having alienated even some Republican senators with his condescending put-downs.
The condescending memorial song of crushed “American Idol” dreams was played on the radio more than anything by Taylor Hicks.
And turn by turn he addressed them all, with a kindly, condescending dignity, in French and Italian.
He treated the subject as he did the rival, with condescending toleration.
The reigning duke was then a boy; his two sisters, charming young women, were most gracious and condescending.
Kind of top-lofty and condescending, but that's the fault of her bringing-up.
I thought we were bound to acknowledge that our God still reigned in Israel, and was condescending to speak to his people.
1707, present participle adjective from condescend. Originally in a positive sense (of God, the Savior, etc.) until late 18c. Related: Condescendingly (1650s).
mid-14c., "to yield deferentially," from Old French condescendere (14c.) "to agree, consent, give in, yield," from Late Latin condescendere "to let oneself down," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + descendere "descend" (see descend). Sense of "to sink willingly to equal terms with inferiors" is from mid-15c.