Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun condescension

3 senses of condescension

Sense 1
condescension, superciliousness, disdainfulness -- (the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior)
       => arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness -- (overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors)

Sense 2
condescension, disdain, patronage -- (a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient)
       => disparagement, depreciation, derogation -- (a communication that belittles somebody or something)

Sense 3
condescension, condescendingness -- (affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; "the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable")
       => affability, affableness, amiability, amiableness, bonhomie, geniality -- (a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to))

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