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
implies a descending in dignity, as by committing some shameful or immoral act to stoop to cheating
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
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I don't want to condescend; but, what I mean is that it makes great little cars.
They will not condescend or take any notice of their indiscretion.
Opposition soon arose, and as Alexander could not understand a freedom which differed from himself, and would not condescend to the use of corruption, by which the ancient Polish diets had been managed, he was driven to use force.
He would not even condescend to make a baby laugh if nobody else laughed, or even listened.
It shows in its author a want of reverence, a want of decency in the proper sense, a too great readiness to condescend to the easiest kind of ludicrous ideas and the kind most acceptable at that time to the common run of mankind.