n. The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors. syn.
the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
n. The act of condescending; voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in intercourse with an inferior; courtesy toward inferiors.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
n. The act of condescending; the act of voluntarily stooping or inclining to an equality with an inferior; a waiving of claims due to one's rank or position; affability on the part of a superior; complaisance.
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n. a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
n. affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank
n. the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
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