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English definition of “condescending”

condescending

adjective     /ˌkɒn.dɪˈsen.dɪŋ/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/ disapproving
treating someone as if you are more important or more intelligent than them: I hate the way he's so condescending to his staff!Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting condescendingly     /-li/ adverb Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
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