[kon-duh-sen-duh ns] /ˌkɒn dəˈsɛn dəns/
Scot. a list or specification of particulars.
(Scots law) a statement of facts presented by the plaintiff in a cause
a less common word for condescension
1630s, from French condescendance, from condescendre, from Latin condescendere (see condescend).
[kon-duh-send] /ˌkɒn dəˈsɛnd/ verb (used without object) 1. to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior position, rank, or dignity. 2. to stoop or deign to do something: He would not condescend to misrepresent the facts. 3. to put aside one’s dignity or superiority voluntarily and assume equality with one regarded […]
[kon-duh-sen-ding] /ˌkɒn dəˈsɛn dɪŋ/ adjective 1. showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority: They resented the older neighbors’ condescending cordiality. [kon-duh-send] /ˌkɒn dəˈsɛnd/ verb (used without object) 1. to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior position, rank, or dignity. 2. to stoop or deign to do […]
[kon-duh-sen-shuh n] /ˌkɒn dəˈsɛn ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of . 2. behavior that is patronizing or . 3. voluntary assumption of equality with a person regarded as inferior. /ˌkɒndɪˈsɛnʃən/ noun 1. the act or an instance of behaving in a patronizing way n. 1640s, from Late Latin condescensionem, noun of action from […]
n. mid-15c., from condescend on model of descent.
[kuh n-dahyn] /kənˈdaɪn/ adjective 1. well-deserved; fitting; adequate: condign punishment. /kənˈdaɪn/ adjective 1. (esp of a punishment) fitting; deserved adj. late 15c., “well-deserved,” from Old French condigne “deserved, appropriate, equal in wealth,” from Latin condignus “wholly worthy,” from com- “together, altogether” (see com-) + dignus “worthy” (see dignity). Of punishment, “deservedly severe,” from 1510s, which […]