What is another word for condescendingly?

Pronunciation: [kˌɒndɪsˈɛndɪŋlɪ] (IPA)

Condescendingly is an adjective that describes an attitude of arrogance or superiority towards someone perceived as lower or less important. Some synonyms for condescendingly include haughtily, disdainfully, contemptuously, patronizingly, and arrogantly. Haughty suggests an excessive pride that looks down on others, while disdainful implies a scornful attitude of disapproval and rejection. Contemptuous implies a feeling of deep disrespect or disdain for someone. Patronizing suggests a condescending attitude mixed with an attempt to appear helpful, and arrogant suggests an excessive sense of self-importance that disregards others' feelings and opinions. Using any of these synonyms may reflect poorly on the speaker and damage relationships.

Usage examples for Condescendingly

Our elderly "Boy" is a Madrassee, tidy and clerk-like, and a contrast to the pirates; and he does not understand them very well, but he pats the pipe condescendingly as it is passed forward, and puts questions about it with a condescending little smile.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
Landolin spoke to the servant who had been taken in Fidelis' place; and asked him, condescendingly, from what district he came, and in whose service he had previously been.
"Landolin"
Berthold Auerbach
"I have no objection to make to the fish," he says, condescendingly.
"Erlach Court"
Ossip Schubin

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