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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior;
[syn: condescension, superciliousness, disdainfulness]

2. a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient;
[syn: condescension, disdain, patronage]

3. affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank;
- Example: "the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable"
[syn: condescension, condescendingness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Condescension \Con`de*scen"sion\, n. [L. condescensio.] The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors. [1913 Webster] It forbids pride . . . and commands humility, modesty, and condescension to others. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] Such a dignity and condescension . . . as are suitable to a superior nature. --Addison. Syn: Complaisance; courtesy; affability. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

condescension n 1: the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior [syn: condescension, superciliousness, disdainfulness] 2: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient [syn: condescension, disdain, patronage] 3: affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; "the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable" [syn: condescension, condescendingness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "condescension": Olympian detachment, Olympian loftiness, arrogance, arrogantness, assumption of superiority, condescendence, deigning, domineering, domineeringness, haughtiness, haughty airs, hauteur, high horse, hoity-toitiness, hoity-toity, loftiness, overbearing pride, overbearingness, overweening pride, patronization, patronizing, patronizing attitude, pride, proudness, purse-pride, side, stiff-necked pride, superbia, toploftiness, uppishness, uppityness