Etymology
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condescension (n.)

1640s, "the act of condescending, a voluntary inclining to equality with inferiors," from Late Latin condescensionem, noun of action from past-participle stem of condescendere "to let oneself down" (see condescend).

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Definitions of condescension

condescension (n.)
the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior;
Synonyms: superciliousness / disdainfulness
condescension (n.)
a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient;
Synonyms: disdain / patronage
condescension (n.)
affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank;
the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable
Synonyms: condescendingness
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