how to pronounce condescension


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condescension is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of condescension


  1. A patronizing attitude or behavior.
  2. 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.

condescension frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word condescension occurs in english on average 0.8 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 condescension 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 condescension can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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