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Dictionary definition for: Condescension

1. (n) the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

2. (n) a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

3. (n) affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank; "the queen''s condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable"

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