Verb(1) behave in a patronizing and condescending manner(2) do something that one considers to be below one's dignity(3) debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way(4) treat condescendingly
(1) The presence on an arts board of the occasional, often atypical artist from a minority does not do much for the community, other than condescend to him or her.(2) Yet Williams doesn't condescend to his viewers.(3) I'm glad to see a movie that doesn't condescend to its young girl characters, send them to the prom or make them want to take off their glasses for a boy.(4) The poet can't therefore presume to condescend to him, because he and his peers have guarded the very bourgeois freedoms that enable his son to be a weighty thinker.(5) take care not to condescend to your reader(6) ├ö├ç├┐Fox reporters almost never condescend to viewers,├ö├ç├û he observes.(7) Because, simply, the producers of media for young people can't patronise or condescend to their audience.(8) I think there's a tendency in American art to really condescend to children, and make sure that the message is laid on thickly.(9) Kids demand shows that are smart and have lots of action and they remember if you condescend to them.(10) He knew that as long as there was studio financing, any film he made for the black community would have to condescend to whites.(11) Because of Soong's outstanding vote record in the 2000 presidential election, both he and his party members feel wronged by his having to condescend to accepting the vice presidential seat.(12) That it also boasts fluid, intuitive gameplay, and does not condescend to the audience by making the fighting too simple or automatic, is miraculous.(13) Even when she tries to encourage her kids, she does little more than condescend to them or brush them off.(14) I'm inexperienced, not stupid, so don't condescend to me, okay?(15) 'Condescend, sir! but I will not condescend to be so conversed with.' Montoni smiled contemptuously.(16) She knows better finally than the adults around her - significantly those who would condescend to her - the authentic ground of human respect and impartial justice.
1. patronize ::
2. deign ::
3. lower oneself ::
Different Formscondescend, condescended, condescending, condescends
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