Definition of 'condescend'
Example sentences containing 'condescend'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
This attitude is condescending and short-sighted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His presentation style is educational as well as entertaining, but in no way condescending. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You just have to lose the earnest, condescending attitude. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And his attitude is condescending. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Senior management, when in the lift, should always make a point of condescending to speak. Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)I sensed him smiling down in a condescending way and ushering me back into the building and onto the stage, tears and all. Christianity Today (2000)
Trends of 'condescend'
Used Occasionally. condescend is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'condescend'
British English: condescend VERB
If someone condescends to do something, they agree to do it, but in a way which shows that they think they are better than other people and should not have to do it.
When he condescended to speak, he contradicted himself four times in the space of half an hour.
Definition of condescend from the Collins English Dictionary
Take better control of your finances with these simple steps
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.