condescension

[kon-duh-sen-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act or instance of condescending.
2.
behavior that is patronizing or condescending.
3.
voluntary assumption of equality with a person regarded as inferior.

Origin:
1635–45; < Late Latin condēscēnsiōn- (stem of condēscēnsiō). See con-, descension

condescensive [kon-duh-sen-siv] , adjective
condescensively, adverb
noncondescension, noun
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condescension (ˌkɒndɪˈsɛnʃən)
 
n
the act or an instance of behaving in a patronizing way

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condescension
1640s, from L.L. condescensionem, noun of action from condescendere (see condescend).
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Example sentences
Either way, step down--the superiority and condescension is far more disdainful
  than branding a calf.
Such condescension may not warrant the label hubris, but it partakes of an
  unearned sense of superiority.
We do not appreciate condescension and the contrived deference accorded to the
  elderly.
Your condescension toward new technology and fresh ideas is tedious and
  overblown.
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