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

 

condescension

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɒndɪˈsenʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːndɪˈsenʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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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.