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synonyms for condescending

  • arrogant
  • highfalutin
  • patronizing
  • snooty
  • complaisant
  • disdainful
  • egotistic
  • la-di-da
  • lofty
  • snobbish
  • snotty
  • supercilious
  • superior
  • uppish
  • uppity

antonyms for condescending

MOST RELEVANT
  • approachable
  • friendly
  • humble
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How to use condescending in a sentence

The requests that are like, “Oh this is quick and easy,” are super condescending.
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He doesn’t just give you these dramatic, monologic scenes of grandstanding and proselytizing, he also does so alongside his personalized smug condescending version of the narrative — in this case, his version of the historical narrative.
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Claire thought the attacks on her husband were unfair and even condescending.
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After nearly two decades in baseball front offices, Ng had become accustomed to the condescending glances, outright hostility and attempts at intimidation that come with being the only woman in the room.
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During the meeting, teachers should do an extra check-in, in a friendly, non-condescending way.
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He likes a man to speak out his mind like a man, which you know is very condescending on his part.
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The aggravating smile of condescending wisdom kept playing about his lips.
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The Covenant of Sinai was confirmed in a manner the most encouraging, as well as condescending and glorious.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
In other circles Mrs. Errington was by no means so cool and condescending in speaking of the doctor's projected party.
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I hate him—I hate him as much as I loathe myself for ever condescending to follow him.
RIDERS OF THE SILENCESJOHN FREDERICK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONDESCENDING

  • condescending
  • curt
  • disdainful
  • haughty
  • high-and-mighty
  • insolent
  • lofty
  • lordly
  • offhand
  • overbearing
  • proud
  • scornful
  • snooty
  • snotty
  • supercilious
  • superior
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.