un-condescending

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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condescending
1707, from condescend. Originally in a positive sense (of God, the Savior, etc.) until late 18c. Related: Condescendingly (1650s).
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