[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).
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 […]
[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).
[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)