condescending

[kon-duh-sen-ding]
adjective
showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority: They resented the older neighbors' condescending cordiality.

Origin:
1630–40; condescend + -ing2

condescendingly, adverb
noncondescending, adjective
noncondescendingly, adverb
noncondescendingness, noun
uncondescending, adjective
uncondescendingly, adverb


patronizing, disdainful, supercilious.
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condescending (ˌkɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋ)
 
adj
showing or implying condescension by stooping to the level of one's inferiors, esp in a patronizing way
 
condescendingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

condescending
1707, from condescend. Originally in a positive sense (of God, the Savior, etc.) until late 18c. Related: Condescendingly (1650s).
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Example sentences
He condescendingly decided not to judge other creeds.
The interviewer condescendingly moved to lighter topics.
On one occasion, her boyfriend condescendingly berates her for taking an
  overdose of pills.
Another attaches herself to a stuffy businessman who condescendingly instructs
  her on how to impress his parents.
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