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Synonyms for condescension

Noun

1. condescension, superciliousness, disdainfulness, arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, lordliness
usage: the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
2. condescension, disdain, patronage, disparagement, depreciation, derogation
usage: a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
3. condescension, condescendingness, affability, affableness, amiability, amiableness, bonhomie, geniality
usage: affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; "the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable"
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