Part of speech: noun

Graciousness or courtesy to inferiors.

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Usage examples "condescension":

  1. Is that the way, Sir, you disgrace your wife, after her condescension in marrying you?" - "Pelham, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009.
  2. This other was a condescension that angered him. - "Gargoyles", Ben Hecht.
  3. Mr. Potion and his wife, hearing of my arrival, had the assurance to come to the inn where we lodged, and send up their names, with the desire of being permitted to pay their respects to my father and me: but their sordid behaviour towards me, when I was an orphan, had made too deep an impression on my mind to be effaced by this mean mercenary piece of condescension: I therefore rejected their message with disdain, and bade Strap tell them, that my father and I desired to have no communication with such low- minded wretches as they were. - "The Adventures of Roderick Random", Tobias Smollett.