Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Condescend"

The meaning of "Condescend" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does condescending mean?
A: Talking or behaving in a way to show that you are superior from others ("to talk down to").

Something a condescending person might say is, "Hmm...I'm trying to figure out how to explain it in a way a dimwit like you will understand."
Q: What does condescending mean?
A: It means to look down upon or to act like you are better than others.
It’s usually expressed using tone, word choice or actions
Q: What does condescending mean?
A: @guu-: Someone who is condescending acts like they are better than the other person.
Q: What does condescending mean?
A: It means you are acting or speaking as if you were better than the other person; you are looking down on them
Q: What does condescending mean?
A: Condescending means acting like you are better than other people around you.

Example:
"It was condescending when John said I should dress more like him at work."

Example sentences using "Condescend"

Q: Please show me example sentences with condescending.
A: His tone was quite condescending

He looked down on me with that condescending look of his

Q: Please show me example sentences with condescend.
A: Someone condescending is someone that feels superior to the others and that is extremely arrogant.
ex. "Ugh, he is so condescendent, he told me to i HAD to move because he was passing by"
"Andrew Jackson's tone on the Indian Removal Act is extremely condescending; he repeately called the indians 'savages' and 'unmannered people' while he did an emphasis on the superiority of the civilized society of white citizens"
Q: Please show me example sentences with condescending.
A: to be condescending means that someone talks to a person like as if that person didn't already know something.
A: what's that? (pointing to what B is eating)
B: Food. (the condescending answer)
Sometimes condescending might be unintentional or come off as condescending when it's not. Hope this helps!
Q: Please show me example sentences with condescend.
A: “To condescend” is relatively rare in common speech. It is not a high-brow or literary term, but it tends to suggest negativity or arrogance.

“He would not condescend to show up at a place like this” suggests that “he” considers himself above the place in question. This could mean, for instance, a genteel type refusing to visit a dive bar.

“She was a condescending jerk” suggests that “she” expressed an extravagant attitude of superiority, by—usually indirectly—insulting the speaker’s intellect, sense of taste, etc.

The only common usage of this expression in everyday speech is in its use describing someone as self-superior, as above. Other uses are less common and occur more often in literature (although there are, as always, exceptions—and there is nothing wrong with using it in everyday speech, it just hasn’t made its way into an idiom).

Synonyms of "Condescend" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between condescending and patronizing ?
A: Just to add to the definitions, with patronizing, I typically think of a parent yelling at their child in a way that the child doesn’t care/is annoyed with/doesn’t take seriously the parent. The word is not exclusive to this context, but that’s the immediate image I picture.
Q: What is the difference between condescending and pretentious and patronizing and arrogant ?
A: All of these words are similar but there’re are slight differences

Condescending is having or feeling superiority to others

Patronizing is appearing to be kind or helpful but you portraying a sense of superiority example a college professor talking to adults as if they were children and have no knowledge at all

Arrogant is someone who is full of self worth or self importance or as people say “full of yourself”.

In short arrogant is being overly confident or too confident


TLDR

Condescending feeling superiority to other

Patronizing subtle superiority (somewhat masked with good intentions)

Arrogant overly confident or too confident


Q: What is the difference between condescending and patronizing (or patronising) ?
A: I don't think there's any meaningful difference between them and I would use them interchangeably. If I had to point out a very small difference in nuance, I'd say that 'condescending' behaviour may possibly be more overtly hostile while 'patronising' behaviour is more subtle.

Translations of "Condescend"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? condescending
A: con-duh-send-ing
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? condescend
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Other questions about "Condescend"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce condescending.
A: Phonetically: 칸- 디 - 샌 - 딩
Q: Please explain "condescend" by plain English.
A: talk down to someone, act like you are better than someone, treat someone else like they are inferior to you
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Q: He condescended to her. does this sound natural?
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