Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb condescend

4 senses of condescend

Sense 1
condescend -- (behave in a patronizing and condescending manner)
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 2
condescend, deign, descend -- (do something that one considers to be below one's dignity)
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
condescend, stoop, lower oneself -- (debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way; "I won't stoop to reading other people's mail")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 4
patronize, patronise, condescend -- (treat condescendingly)
       => interact -- (act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues")

Antonyms of adj condescending

1 sense of condescending

Sense 1
arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising -- ((used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension)

INDIRECT (VIA superior) -> inferior -- (of or characteristic of low rank or importance)

Similarity of adj condescending

1 sense of condescending

Sense 1
arch, condescending, patronizing, patronising -- ((used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension)
       => superior (vs. inferior) -- (of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler")

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