Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: condescension
IPA transcription: [k,ɑndəs'ɛnʃən]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: condescension, superciliousness, disdainfulness
    Meaning: the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
Usage examples
  • And as to condescension, don't--don't use that word between us."
  • "Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension.
  • My knowledge of life was sufficient to enable me to take up a corresponding tone as I expressed my gratitude to her for her condescension, and my extreme pleasure at having met with them.
  • Mrs. Raddle smiled sweetly, Mr. Raddle bowed, and Mrs. Cluppins said, 'she was sure she was very happy to have an opportunity of being known to a lady which she had heerd so much in favour of, as Mrs. Rogers.' A compliment which the last-named lady acknowledged with graceful condescension.
  • It would be a strange thing to find religious uselessly giving themselves to ardent desires of works of charity abroad, such as nursing in a hospital or carrying the Gospel into uncivilized lands, and at the same time in their own house and among their own brethren showing coldness, indifference, and want of condescension.