condescend

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patronize

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deign

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Synonyms for condescend

to descend to a level considered inappropriate to one's dignity

to treat in a superciliously indulgent manner

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behave in a patronizing and condescending manner

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do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

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debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way

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treat condescendingly

References in classic literature ?
He had condescended to mortgage as far as he had the power, but he would never condescend to sell.
I felt sure that I was followed in the street, and my every movement dogged by those to whom I would not condescend to turn and look.
Falk obeys the law of self-preservation without the slightest misgivings as to his right, but at a crucial turn of that ruthlessly preserved life he will not condescend to dodge the truth.
The groups launched campaigns to remove the term from state and company forms, as they found that not only it condescends women but also does it bolster male machismo because it originates from the word 'virgin'.
Putumayo's latest offering hopscotches from the Caribbean to Europe, Africa, the Americas and the South Pacific in a diverse offering of reggae music that never condescends.
Like Atget, he never condescends to his surroundings.
The review of What It Means was condescending (and one condescends to a writer like Charles Murray at one's peril) and full of passages dismissing libertarian thought as the stuff of college late-night bull sessions, "fringe elements and half-baked ideas," with a passing swipe at REASON as soft on polygamy.