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Synonyms for condescension

patronizing attitude

Synonyms for condescension

superciliously indulgent treatment, especially of those considered inferior

Synonyms for condescension

the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank

References in classic literature ?
Perhaps the reader may account for this behaviour from her condescension to Mr Allworthy, when we have informed him that the good man had ended his narrative with owning a resolution to take care of the child, and to breed him up as his own; for, to acknowledge the truth, she was always ready to oblige her brother, and very seldom, if ever, contradicted his sentiments.
With all the condescension of an elder brother he sometimes explained to him the true import of things, but he derived little satisfaction from arguing with him because he got the better of him too easily.
Then, indeed, does she captivate all hearts by her condescension, by her girlish vivacity, and by her skipping about as in the days when the hideous old general with the mouth too full of teeth had not cut one of them at two guineas each.
with whom Philip came in contact was a dapper little man, excessively conscious of his importance: he treated the clerks with condescension and patently resented the familiarity of older students who had been his contemporaries and did not use him with the respect he felt his present position demanded.
It would have been trifling with my reputation to allow of his departing with such an impression in my disfavour; in this light, condescension was necessary.
Weston had overtaken them as they were walking along the road; and how they had had a long walk and talk with him, and really found him quite an agreeable companion; and how he must have been, and evidently was, delighted with them and their amazing condescension, &c.
Her heart warmed as she reflected upon his condescension.
With condescension he accepted their condescension.
In his text for a course introducing international relations, Shimko has struggled to find the right balance of fact and theory, current events and historical background, and breadth and depth of coverage without caricature or condescension.
Mr Gove said: "It is that sort of sneering condescension towards people who believe in democracy that discredits people in the Remain camp.
The New York Observer snagged a rare interview with Walton, which included some interesting insights along with the condescension apparently obligatory from some in the East Coast press.
Capable of uniting Jews, Christians, and Muslims, the narrative of the curse of Ham not only the logic employed by "religious" European Christians and Middle Eastern Muslims as justification for the enslavement of Africans, but it also remains a central ideology behind the subversive culture of racism and oft-unspoken condescension lurking in the shadows of Judaism.
Hart said: "Residents are also looking forward to being able to contribute without fear of condescension and ridicule.
To call yourself a Christian in contemporary Britain is to invite pity, condescension or cool dismissal" Michael Gove, Government Chief Whip.
One of the main methods of increasing the tax income and to prove the fore mentioned objective is try to increase the tax condescension.