What does the word condescending mean?

Usage examples for condescending

  1. She laughed, but would not yield; she treated his proposition like a spoiled child's demand for the moon, and, after condescending to tease like a boy, he woke suddenly to the fact of being ridiculous. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  2. Very commonplace girls, whom she had treated with condescending kindness, married her own former admirers: she was no longer wooed. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  3. But if that does not satisfy you, of course you must inquire of chairs and tables, said Miss Phillips, with a condescending irony, which she thought very cutting. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence