Condescension ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Condescension ( noun )

An attitude or behavior characterized by patronizing superiority, often marked by an air of superiority and an unwillingness to take the feelings, opinions, or abilities of others seriously.

Origin:

From the latin condescendere, meaning to bend down, to lower oneself, to come down to the level of others.

Examples:

  1. She tried to hide her condescension but her sneer was a dead giveaway.
  2. His condescension was so palpable that even the children could sense it.
  3. She spoke to me with such condescension that I felt my blood boil.
  4. The teacher's condescension was so obvious that it made the students feel demotivated.
  5. He could not help but feel a sense of condescension towards people who did not share his interests.

(As a verb)

Condescension ( verb )

An attitude or behavior characterized by patronizing superiority, often marked by an air of superiority and an unwillingness to take the feelings, opinions, or abilities of others seriously.

Origin:

From the latin condescendere, meaning to bend down, to lower oneself, to come down to the level of others.

Examples:

  1. She tried to hide her condescension but her sneer was a dead giveaway.
  2. His condescension was so palpable that even the children could sense it.
  3. She spoke to me with such condescension that I felt my blood boil.
  4. The teacher's condescension was so obvious that it made the students feel demotivated.
  5. He could not help but feel a sense of condescension towards people who did not share his interests.
Some random words: patient, untainted, digger