condescendingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

condescending +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɒn.dɪˈsen.dɪŋ.li/

Adverb[edit]

condescendingly (comparative more condescendingly, superlative most condescendingly)

  1. In a condescending manner.
    • 1974, John Boorman, Zardoz, London: Pan Books, page 10:
      He wore his strange and colourful clothes as if for inspection by a lesser being: condescendingly, casually.
    • 1994, Jim Ranie, Jargodin: The Moonlighter, Brisbane: Jim Ranie, page 83:
      "What seems to be the trouble my child? Ah, the pains of youth," he nodded condescendingly.

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