condescending

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈkɔn.dɪ.sɛnd.ɪŋ/ or /ˈkɔnˌdi.sɛnd.ɪŋ/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
condescending

Comparative
more condescending

Superlative
most condescending

  1. If someone is condescending, they act like they are better or more important than someone else.
    "I'll be there to help you in a minute," he said in a condescending tone.

Verb[change]

Plain form
condescend

Third-person singular
condescends

Past tense
condescended

Past participle
condescended

Present participle
condescending

  1. The present participle of condescend.