Definition of condescendingly in English:



  • See condescending

    • ‘No other writer I know mines the mother lode of what is condescendingly called ‘everyday life’ with such consistently surprising results.’
    • ‘When asked condescendingly by Mayer how many cameras he has now Hughes replies bluntly, ‘Twenty-four.’’
    • ‘‘They come from parts of the country where jobs are hard to find,’ an acquaintance condescendingly excuses the enlistees.’
    • ‘And then there is the current reprehensible practice of offering only two minutes of news throughout the day, with five minutes condescendingly given at certain selected times.’
    • ‘‘I'm so sorry I had to turn down that job ’, they'll whisper condescendingly, ‘but it was lovely of you to offer it to me’.’