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Definitions of condescend

  1. behave in a patronizing and condescending manner Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. treat condescendingly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way; "I won't stoop to reading other people's mail" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. do something that one considers to be below one's dignity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To stoop or descend; to let one's self down; to submit; to waive the privilege of rank or dignity; to accommodate one's self to an inferior. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To consent. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To stoop; to come voluntarily to a lower plane. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Condescendingly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To descend willingly from a superior position: to act kindly to inferiors: to deign: to lower ones self. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To stoop willingly from a higher position; deign. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To be gracious, affable, or social, as with an inferior; deign. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To descend or stoop voluntarily from a superior to an inferior position; to lower one's self; to deign. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To do some act of courtesy or kindness to an inferior as if an equal; to stoop or descend; to submit; to yield. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. kon-de-send', v.i. to descend willingly from a superior position: to act kindly to inferiors: to deign: to comply: to lower one's self.--n. CONDESCEND'ENCE, condescension: (Scots law) an articulate statement annexed to a summons, setting forth the allegations in fact upon which an action is founded.--adj. CONDESCEND'ING, yielding to inferiors: courteous: obliging: patronising.--adv. CONDESCEND'INGLY.--n. CONDESCENS'ION, affability to inferiors: courtesy: graciousness.--CONDESCEND UPON, to specify: to mention. [L. con, inten., and descend[)e]re, to descend.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Deign, stoop, (to an act, to do); waive ones superiority (to a person); (Scotch) c. upon, specify (particulars). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
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