Meaning of condescending

con•de•scend•ing

Pronunciation: (kon"du-sen'ding), [key]
— adj.
  1. showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority: They resented the older neighbors' condescending cordiality.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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