Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[kon-duh-sen-shuh n] /ˌkɒn dəˈsɛn ʃən/

an act or instance of .
behavior that is patronizing or .
voluntary assumption of equality with a person regarded as inferior.
the act or an instance of behaving in a patronizing way

1640s, from Late Latin condescensionem, noun of action from past participle stem of condescendere (see condescend).


Read Also:

  • Condescent

    n. mid-15c., from condescend on model of descent.

  • Condign

    [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 […]

  • Condignity

    [kuh n-dig-ni-tee] /kənˈdɪg nɪ ti/ noun, Scholasticism. 1. merit earned through good works while in a state of grace, and having a just claim on such rewards as heavenly glory. Compare (def 4).

  • Condillac

    [kawn-dee-yak] /kɔ̃ diˈyak/ noun 1. Étienne Bonnot de [ey-tyen baw-naw duh] /eɪˈtyɛn bɔˈnɔ də/ (Show IPA), 1715–80, French philosopher. /French kɔ̃dijak/ noun 1. Étienne Bonnot de (etjɛn bɔno də). 1715–80, French philosopher. He developed Locke’s view that all knowledge derives from the senses in his Traité des sensations (1754)

Disclaimer: Condescension definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.