Definition of condescension noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒndɪˈsenʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːndɪˈsenʃn//
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behaviour that shows that you think you are more important and more intelligent than other people Her smile was a mixture of pity and condescension. She gave me some friendly advice without a trace of condescension.