They take on a protective stance in public, and they exude insecurity in their condescension.
But when she made her own run for governor in 1990, she hit a wall of condescension.
condescension can be irritating in its expression of hysteria and imbecility, but that comes with freedom of speech.
Earlier in the book, Murray waxed indignant about the "condescension toward the rabble" he detected in the new upper class.
President Kennedy smiled without a hint of condescension and extended a hand to Douglas that was at once firm and remarkably soft.
Quite overwhelmed by his majesty's condescension, the hostess could make no reply.
O my dear, how my mother's condescension distressed me at the time!
Here they finally had the condescension to give me two tickets—a hundred and fifty francs the two.
The house was kept in a homely manner, and the condescension of Mr Blandois was infinite.
"We are friends and neighbors of these good people," she replied with a forced smile and an air of condescension.