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What does condescending really mean? So far all the dictionaries do not actually give a single good illustration that shows the behaviour of being condescending.

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    The definition is what gives that, while the examples show some typical usage. Lexico has: Having or showing an attitude of patronizing superiority, with one example being: He evaluates the host culture from his own perspective and approaches it with a condescending or even contemptuous attitude. Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 9:08
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    Wiktionary defines condescension as "the act of condescending; a manner of behaving toward others in an outwardly polite way that nevertheless implies one’s own superiority to the others; patronizing courtesy toward inferiors". So talking to someone as if they were a child or stupid, while still being superficially polite. Are you looking for a more specific example?
    – Stuart F
    Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 11:42
  • You need to give the various definitions and relate to us how you feel they are lacking. Otherwise we'd only be speculating.
    – Mitch
    Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 13:59
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    I already answered this one. What does 'condescending' exactly mean? Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 15:41
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    Does this answer your question? What does 'condescending' exactly mean? Commented Jun 16, 2021 at 16:16

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