condescensive

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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