how to pronounce condescending


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condescending is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of condescending in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… colonizing and condescending not long …”

meanings of condescending


  1. Assuming a tone of superiority, or a patronizing attitude.


  1. Present participle of condescend.

condescending frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word condescending occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics condescending can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that condescending can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to condescending


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