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Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.
Phillips Brooks

Meaning of "condescension" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONDESCENSION

condescension  [ˌkɒndɪˈsɛnʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONDESCENSION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Condescension is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONDESCENSION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Condescension

Condescension may refer to: ▪ A form of incivility wherein low status of the target is implied ▪ Condescension, a theological principle in Christianity ▪ "Condescension", a 2000 song by British metal band Pitchshifter...

Definition of condescension in the English dictionary

The definition of condescension in the dictionary is the act or an instance of behaving in a patronizing way.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONDESCENSION


accension
əkˈsɛnʃən
ascension
əˈsɛnʃən
attention
əˈtɛnʃən
consension
kənˈsɛnʃən
convention
kənˈvɛnʃən
declension
dɪˈklɛnʃən
dimension
dɪˈmɛnʃən
dissension
dɪˈsɛnʃən
extension
ɪkˈstɛnʃən
intention
ɪnˈtɛnʃən
intervention
ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃən
invention
ɪnˈvɛnʃən
mention
ˈmɛnʃən
pension
ˈpɛnʃən
prevention
prɪˈvɛnʃən
reascension
ˌriːəˈsɛnʃən
recension
rɪˈsɛnʃən
retention
rɪˈtɛnʃən
suspension
səˈspɛnʃən
tension
ˈtɛnʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONDESCENSION

condensate
condensation
condensation trail
condensational
condense
condensed
condensed matter
condensed milk
condensed-matter
condenser
condensery
condensibility
condensible
condensing boiler
conder
condescend
condescendence
condescending
condescendingly
condiddle

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONDESCENSION

air suspension
apprehension
coefficient of expansion
commission
comprehension
en pension
Executive Mansion
expansion
file extension
hair extension
hyperextension
hypertension
hypotension
incomprehension
independent suspension
mansion
pretension
reading comprehension
retirement pension
surface tension
thermal expansion

Synonyms and antonyms of condescension in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONDESCENSION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «condescension» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of condescension

Translation of «condescension» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONDESCENSION

Find out the translation of condescension to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of condescension from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «condescension» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

屈尊
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

condescendencia
570 millions of speakers

English

condescension
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नम्रता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التعالي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

снисхождение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

condescendência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুকংপা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

condescendance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penundaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Herablassung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

謙遜
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

겸손
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Condescension
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự vị nể
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அருள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विनवणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tenezzül
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

condiscendenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łaskawość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

поблажливість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

condescendență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συγκατάβαση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

genadig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nedlåtenhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nedlatenhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of condescension

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONDESCENSION»

The term «condescension» is regularly used and occupies the 97.702 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONDESCENSION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about condescension

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2 QUOTES WITH «CONDESCENSION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word condescension.
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Sherman Alexie
I thought I'd been condescended to as an Indian - that was nothing compared to the condescension for writing young adult literature.
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Phillips Brooks
Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONDESCENSION»

Discover the use of condescension in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to condescension and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Charity and Condescension: Victorian Literature and the ...
In the literary work of authors like Dickens, Eliot, and Tennyson, and in the writing of reformers like Octavia Hill and Samuel Barnett, condescension—once a sign of the power and value of charity—became an emblem of charity’s ...
Daniel Siegel, 2012
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God with Us: Divine Condescension and the Attributes of God
This book leads the reader to think biblically about who God is and how he in his eminence can condescend to us in our finite surroundings.
K. Scott Oliphint, 2011
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The Christian Observer
Whatever interpretation, then, does not illustrate in some remarkable manner the condescension of Christ, the condescending disposition of his mind and acts, of his life and character, must be wholly inadmissible, because it will not support ...
4
Language and Symbolic Power
There is no better example of this than that provided by strategies of condescension. Thus a French-language newspaper published in Beam (a province of south-west France) wrote of the mayor of Pau who, in the course of a ceremony in ...
Pierre Bourdieu, John B. Thompson, 1991
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A dictionary of the Bengalee language. 2 vols. [in 3. Vol. 1 ...
{lot. eate o/Av'fciwn), for this humility or submission, for this condescension. 4*T* • ilifip'3*, a. (from jsfitTrr, thit humility, and fiprsj, a tause), caused by or arising from this humility, caused by or arising from this person's humility or condescension ; ...
William Carey, 1825
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Receptive Human Virtues: A New Reading of Jonathan Edwards's ...
Both condescension and humility involve a willingness to subject oneself to a low state. God, whose nature is inherently good, practices condescension as an ultimate manifestation of the divine mercy constitutive of his being. As an act of ...
Elizabeth Agnew Cochran, 2010
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The Footprints of God: Divine Accommodation in Jewish and ...
... thus should not be preferred to virginity. Indeed, Chrysostom continues this line of argument by terming marriage a condescension (sygkatoibcisis).156 John asserts that the Lord permitted practices that were apt for their time (Theos gar adta ...
Stephen D. Benin, 2012
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Kidd's Own Journal: For Inter-communications on Natural ...
I have a notion that nothing can be more singular than the idea “ some people" have of condescension. \Vhat apatronising term! I have heard, Mr. Editor, that when a goose passes under an arch, or through a door-way, of whatever altitude,  ...
William Kidd, 1853
9
Pearl Buck in China: Journey to The Good Earth
The. Stink. of. Condescension. IN. NANJING IN the spring of 1931 Pearl's triumph still seemed to her as unreal as a dream. It lifted the barrier that held her back— “ Her stories came from her now in a great rush, like the waters of the mighty ...
Hilary Spurling, 2010
10
The Works ...
None are so low or inferior, but Chrises condescension is sufficient to take a gracious notice of them. He condescends not only to the angels, humbling himself to behold the things that are done in heaven, but he also condescends to such ...
Jonathan Edwards, 1852

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONDESCENSION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term condescension is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mercury News editorial: Women's World Cup breaks audience …
And if women's sports continue to be treated with sexist condescension, maybe it's time for them to break away and start their own umbrella ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
2
Discrimination delays recovery from illness
... experience with mental illness that the company cannot afford "passengers" - to unwitting condescension or exclusion from social gatherings. «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
3
More Love in Hip-Hop: What the Shaming of Meek Mill and Nicki …
... as open and unapologetic about romantic love still warrants snickers and condescension. Women are only to enter the frame as ornaments, ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
4
EdiTed: Univision's Deceptively Edited Ted Cruz Interview
Al Punto's viewers should also have been able to see firsthand Ramos' contempt and condescension when attempting to lecture Cruz on ... «NewsBusters, Jul 15»
5
30 Days of Online Dating: My Worst Tinder Date
From intro to exit, every word out of his mouth is laced with condescension. I inquire about his work, his family, his hopes and dreams ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Sean Baker's 'Tangerine' (and Other Films) Reveal People as They …
He shoots from a place of love, not condescension or exploitation, and that mindset extends to his characters. The novelty of what Sin-Dee and ... «Village Voice, Jul 15»
7
4 Ways Hollywood Is Hard on Female Filmmakers
... too — “itself a form of condescension,” she said. This sort of “babysitting” happens all the time with female filmmakers, who aren't granted the ... «Vulture, Jul 15»
8
Rand Paul: “If we tax you at 50%, you are half slave, half free”
Green's tone of condescension and intellectual superiority toward Paul is belied by the weakness and obtuseness of the actual argument he ... «AMERICAblog, Jul 15»
9
Stop coddling drug users with wet houses
Society's inclination to overdose addicts with condescension robs them of the motivation to take responsibility. Enough already. It is time we quit ... «Nanaimo Daily News, Jul 15»
10
Born On The Fifth Of July
In the months that followed, the Syriza leadership was treated at times with condescension and scorn by European creditors that demanded ... «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Condescension [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/condescension>. Dec 2019 ».
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