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condescending

superior and patronizing (herablassend)

TRANSLATION

herablassend

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

"It's a CONDESCENDING, totally unbelievable film made worse by poor dialogue, acting and directing."

(Sunday Times - 9th March 2003)

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Middle English condescenden, from Old French condescendre, from Late Latin condscendere

1. To descend to the level of one considered inferior; lower oneself.

2. To deal with people in a patronizingly superior manner.

Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition


Synonyms:

accommodate, concede, debase oneself, deign, demean oneself, descend, favor, lower oneself, oblige, patronize, sink, unbend, vouchsafe

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