Definitions and translations for "condescension"

Definition of condescension

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1. The act of condescending; a manner of behaving toward others in an outwardly polite way that nevertheless implies one’s own superiority to the others; patronizing courtesy toward inferiors.
Conscious condescension breeds panderers and enemies, not friends.
2. A patronizing attitude or behavior.
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English - English - condescension

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n. voluntary lowering of oneself; patronizing attitude or behavior, acting in a proud manner toward others

English - Spanish - condescension

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s. contemporización, aire de condescendencia

English - French - condescension

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n. condescendance

English - German - condescension

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n. gönnerhaftes Verhalten; Herablassung

English - Indonesian - condescension

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n. melindungi: sikap melindungi

English - Italian - condescension

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s. condiscendenza, compiacenza; affabilità, cortesia

English - Polish - condescension

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n. łaskawość, protekcjonalność

English - Portuguese - condescension

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s. condescendência, complacência; atitude ou comportamento arrogante

English - Romanian - condescension

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n. condescendenţă, bunăvoinţă

English - Russian - condescension

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с. снисхождение, снисходительность

English - Turkish - condescension

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i. tenezzül, lütuf, lütfetme

English - Ukrainian - condescension

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n. поблажливість, милість

English - Dutch - condescension

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zn. zich verlagen; neerkijken

English - Greek - condescension

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ουσ. καταδεκτικότης, καταδεκτικότητα, συγκατάβαση

English - Arabic - condescension

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‏هبوط بالمستوى، تصرف بالتسامح‏

English - Chinese - condescension

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(名) 高傲态度

English - Chinese - condescension

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(名) 高傲態度

English - Hindi - condescension

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n. रिआयत

English - Japanese - condescension

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(名) 謙遜; 謙虚; 恩着せがましさ; 堕落

English - Korean - condescension

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명. 겸손, 생색내는 듯한 태도

English - Vietnamese - condescension

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n. sự chiếu cố, sự vị nể
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Synonyms for condescension
deference: disdain, haughtiness, insolence, airs, smugness, audacity, submission, compliance, yielding