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Another word for condescend

  1. To descend to a level considered inappropriate to one's dignity

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  2. To treat in a superciliously indulgent manner

Another word for condescend

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  • he would scarcely deign to appear in public
  • Deign connotes unwilling or arrogant condescension the duchess deigned to shake my hand and, hence, is most frequently used in negative constructions or with such qualifications as hardly, scarcely, barely she didn't deign to reply
  • Stoop implies a descending in dignity, as by committing some shameful or immoral act to stoop to cheating
  • Condescend implies a voluntary descent by one high in rank, power, etc. to act graciously or affably toward one regarded as his inferior the general condescended to talk with the private