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con·de·scend·ing  audio  (knd-sndng) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Displaying a patronizingly superior attitude: "The independent investor's desire to play individual stocks may well worry some market veterans, but that smacks a little of Wall Street's usual condescending attitude toward small investors" (Tom Petruno).


OTHER FORMS:
conde·scending·ly(Adverb)


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