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1. condescend

verb. ['ˌkɑːndɪˈsɛnd'] behave in a patronizing and condescending manner.

Synonyms

  • act

Antonyms

  • fall
  • ascend

Etymology

  • condescenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • condescendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Condescend

  • overextend
  • comprehend
  • transcend
  • recommend
  • landsend
  • apprehend
  • suspend
  • reoffend
  • pretend
  • portend
  • misspend
  • extend
  • expend
  • echemende
  • distend
  • contend
  • befriend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • intend
  • impend
  • depend
  • defend
  • commend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend
  • offend
  • friend

Sentences with condescend


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Never condescend to other adults as this frequently causes them to respond in a childish manner.

2. condescend

verb. ['ˌkɑːndɪˈsɛnd'] treat condescendingly.

Synonyms

  • patronise
  • patronize
  • stoop to

Antonyms

  • behave
  • discontinue
  • activity
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • condescenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • condescendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. condescend

verb. ['ˌkɑːndɪˈsɛnd'] debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way.

Synonyms

  • act
  • lower oneself
  • move

Antonyms

  • overact
  • underact
  • fail
  • descend

Etymology

  • condescenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • condescendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. condescend

verb. ['ˌkɑːndɪˈsɛnd'] do something that one considers to be below one's dignity.

Synonyms

  • act
  • move
  • deign

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • ride
  • follow

Etymology

  • condescenden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • condescendre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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