Synonym of condescending

Alternative for condescending

Synonym: arch, patronising, patronizing,

condescends, condescended, condescending

Antonym: boast, pride,

Adjective

Assuming a tone of superiority, or a patronizing attitude
disdainful lofty lordly patronising patronizing snobbish snooty supercilious superior toffee-nosed haughty imperious scornful snobby snotty arrogant complaisant contemptuous egotistic la-dee-da pompous stuck-up uppish uppity on your high horse pretentious proud conceited presumptuous self-important overweening overbearing cavalier high and mighty sniffy high-and-mighty high-hat toplofty highfalutin bumptious hoity-toity high-handed cocky hifalutin huffy self-assertive egotistical huffish toploftical important smug vainglorious chesty self-asserting stiff-necked vain prideful masterful presuming domineering peremptory assumptive insolent aloof swaggering overconfident self-opinionated affected puffed up boastful elitist pontifical immodest magisterial opinionated swollen-headed la-di-da egoistic egoistical narcissistic brash bigheaded swellheaded self-conceited self-satisfied full of oneself fancy-pants bossy grandiose impudent selfish self-centered forward audacious self-centred egocentric snippy biggity ostentatious self-affected self-promoting self-contented self-adulatory self-glorifying self-engrossed self-congratulatory big-headed biggety assured dismissive stuck up aristocratic persnickety bragging hubristic blustering bloated above oneself sneering potty sententious pushy ritzy mocking know-it-all full of yourself complacent posh self-righteous self-serving orgulous cocksure assuming holier-than-thou confident self-confident self-assured blusterous cool exclusive indifferent gracious stiff bold scoffing autocratic authoritarian pontificating brazen contumelious brassy cheeky saucy impertinent jumped up putting on airs tyrannical despotic high strutting rude dictatorial puffed-up self-aggrandizing on high horse consequential showy smart-alecky remote swanky tony high-flown smarty cold-shoulder officious wise guy sure on an ego trip too big for one's boots too big for one's breeches too big for your boots braggart bombastic self-loving braggy self-complacent self-pleased unreserved self-flattering self-gratulatory self-dramatizing blustery self-applauding dominating extroverted extraverted uninhibited stuffy stooping giddy silliness thoughtless dizzy flighty standoffish loudmouth commanding airy selective vaunting nervy ambitious belittling denigrating cliquish puffed oppressive wiseguy bullish loud obnoxious highbrow discriminatory reserved distant detached on a high horse too big for one's britches nose in the air la-de-da high-minded portentous derisive smart full of hot air refined flip wise pushful unabashed sassy paternalistic offensively self-assertive splendid flaunting exaggerated grand spectacular flatulent flowery highfaluting magnificent overstated puffy unblushing boldfaced pert fresh barefaced procacious malapert disparaging disrespectful slighting withering throwing one's weight about honourable honorable pleased with yourself jeering abhorrent insulting full of contempt rejecting antipathetic contemning averse unsympathetic scouting despising repudiating turning up your nose at looking down your nose at offhand curt casual unconcerned insouciant uninterested uncivil unceremonious discourteous abrupt brusque glib terse cursory perfunctory off ungracious take-it-or-leave-it pococurante offish inconsiderate careless inflated goody-goody self-admiring boasting egomaniacal self-absorbed self-regarding sanctimonious pietistic pious swollen stuck on oneself self-interested self-obsessed priggish self-seeking solipsistic self-oriented self-involved self-preoccupied self-infatuated self-concerned inner-directed hypocritical pleased with oneself unctuous well pleased self-approving introverted individualistic Pharisaic wisenheimer wrapped up in oneself preachy proud of oneself pi moralizing personal mealy-mouthed Tartuffian canting Pharisaical heavy-handed religiose scathing moralising artificial sarcastic dogmatic too good to be true inward-looking highhanded snot-nosed subjective obsessive intimate intrinsic isolated self-respecting elitist arbitrary poncey windy undemocratic moralistic squeaky-clean willful rigid inflexible wilful anti-democratic repressive on one's high horse churchy pietistical judgmental simon-pure hotshot grandstanding ironhanded dominant inborn ingrained inherent idiosyncratic pharisaical insincere familiar free overbold self-indulgent independent self-sufficient having a swelled head wrapped up with oneself rash overfamiliar impolite unco guid false deceiving Pecksniffian censorious bigoted impetuous overhasty precipitate previous premature hasty foolhardy coercive bullying uncaring unthinking presumptive swollen with pride tyrannous autocratical overproud authoritative tyrannic looking after number one improper inappropriate shameless lording it iron-handed devastating majestic regal imposing august judicial stately dignified pharisaic preponderant imperial imperative demanding regnant ascendant prevalent humiliating high falutin pleased genteel mannered contrived chichi precious schmaltzy campy content flushed to keep up appearances noble derisory stinging biting mortifying blistering blasting searing I'm all right, Jack well-pleased proud of yourself like a cat that has swallowed the canary flushed with success like the cat that's got the cream lah-di-dah defiant snubbing blighting hurtful high falutin' upper-class demeaning degrading derogative snide depreciative denigratory sardonic detractive derogatory decrying pejorative uncomplimentary depreciatory deprecatory denigrative full of airs and graces gone Hollywood over-refined crushing cynical hypercritical cold abusive despicable malicious opprobrious unsociable unfriendly withdrawn frosty antisocial unapproachable unforthcoming unclubbable reticent asocial unbending standoff dry egomaniac solitary peacockish windbag reclusive brag boast conceity ham phony gall phoney misanthropic uncompanionable eremitic buttoned-up cold-eyed in love with oneself think too highly of oneself big talking blowing one's own trumpet have an excessively high opinion of oneself think a lot of oneself

Adjective

Showing or feeling strong dislike or disrespect
contemptuous scornful disdainful insulting sneering arrogant derisive derisory insolent withering cavalier disrespectful supercilious contumelious jeering mocking scoffing taunting abhorrent belittling decrying degrading demeaning denigrative denigratory deprecatory depreciative depreciatory derogative derogatory detractive disparaging haughty imperious pejorative proud scathing slighting snide snotty uncomplimentary vain sniffy audacious bold cheeky cold-shoulder cool disapproving full of contempt hard hard-nosed opprobrious sardonic snippy snobbish snooty temperamental uppity upstage dog it high and mighty high hat on high horse on your high horse contemptible patronizing depreciating patronising critical sarcastic ironical cynical humiliating undignified shameful ignominious abject debasing disgraceful unworthy mortifying lowering shaming cheapening discrediting infra dig inglorious dishonourable menial dishonorable bringing shame deprecating offensive negative abusive defamatory deprecative unbecoming discreditable detracting rude unflattering slanderous libelous libellous damaging scurrilous vituperative ignoble wretched dismissive scandalous spiteful hurtful vilifying calumniatory unsuitable nasty diminishing deflating unseemly unfavourable unladylike ungentlemanly unbefitting improper unfitting personal jibing indecorous unrefined unceremonious fault-finding unfavorable untoward inappropriate maligning catty downgrading censorious indecent disreputable minimizing minimising malicious detractory denigrating judgmental corrupting ridiculing uncharitable teasing pillorying unsympathetic epithetical lampooning caustic satirical familiar intrusive impertinent indelicate indiscreet unpleasant sarky snidey defiant tasteless vulgar damning superior outrageous unheroic unsuccessful hypercritical overbearing egotistic crass unacceptable despicable invective infamous failed irreverent disadvantageous sniping harsh dyslogistic blameworthy shabby shocking detestable unrespectable reprehensible in bad taste inelegant sorry low injurious dishonouring unworthy of one infra indignitatem beneath one's dignity beneath one inexpedient base beneath you lacking dignity calumnious mean traducing mud-slinging beneath your dignity dishonoring despiteful aspersing malevolent reproachful

Adjective

Characterized by a pompous air of infallibility
pontifical dogmatic doctrinaire opinionated arrogant inflexible adamant opinionative opinioned dictatorial domineering prejudiced dogmatical pompous uncompromising biased imperious overbearing bigoted cocksure rigid obdurate authoritarian obstinate intolerant pigheaded unyielding apostolic stubborn superior magisterial bloated headstrong pretentious wilful portentous grandiose pontificating puffy swaggering self-opinionated self-important single-minded bull-headed of fixed views pig-headed assertive insistent fanatical authoritative unbending stiff-necked dictative one-sided bullheaded partisan theoretical speculative impractical self-assertive swivel-eyed extreme unpragmatic unrealistic hypothetical ideological zealous of preconceived ideas mulish strict holding fixed views pertinacious stern dogged emphatic peremptory imperative high-handed arbitrary categorical entrenched downright unquestionable narrow-minded unchallengeable small-minded definite unequivocal formal tenacious determined despotic confident fascistic egotistical wrong-headed tyrannical high and mighty bossy autocratic disobliging irrational uncooperative obstructive unhelpful unaccommodating annoying troublesome vexatious tiresome awkward difficult contrary illogical commanding brusque abrupt imperial brisk summary blinkered intransigent intractable firm tyrannous autocratical willful masterful overweening positive tyrannic lordly decided severe certain undeniable stringent finished rigorous fixed compelling unreasonable

Adjective

Characterized by exaggerated or affected politeness, refinement, or respectability
genteel polite refined respectable cultured courteous cultivated decorous elegant mannerly polished proper correct seemly civil courtly gentlemanly sophisticated civilised civilized gracious ladylike stylish urbane well-bred accomplished affected befitting couth decent dignified formal nice distingué posh punctilious well bred well mannered well-mannered artificial chivalrous confined de rigueur discreet fashionable graceful hollow intolerant la-di-da ostentatious patronising patronizing pompous precious pretentious priggish prim prissy prudish snobbish snooty straitlaced stuffy well-behaved respectful deferential considerate thoughtful gallant diplomatic tactful obliging affable charming kind complaisant well behaved debonair concerned conciliatory friendly attentive neighbourly politic gentle cordial poised amiable pleasant mild amenable sociable sympathetic good-natured bland solicitous good-mannered smooth neighborly obsequious well brought up well-spoken well spoken well brought-up becoming conventional suave comme il faut suitable conforming fitting fit appropriate right ceremonious honourable modest honorable accommodating genial accepted comely done orthodox sedate noble meet tasteful presentable moral good apt classy traditional stately demure reputable virtuous hospitable distinguished smart aristocratic benevolent charitable apposite standard staid straight august unctuous pleasing puritanical approved acceptable in good taste stiff pukka congenial ceremonial starchy strait-laced amicable stiff-necked stilted womanly gentlemanlike educated finished wellmannered cavalier impeccable reserved mannered majestic fine handsome developed restrained seasonable prudent kindly usual customary highbred flattering preux adulatory complimentary lofty high-bred imposing studied au fait kosher OK okay careful warm-hearted beneficent indulgent benign kind-hearted magnanimous tip-top top-notch suited right stuff well-respected well-placed superior high-class upper-class congruous timely compatible consistent consonant done thing understanding easy giving good-hearted approachable big-hearted loving tender forthcoming bonhomous soft-spoken persuasive glib slick honest upright the done thing smarmy ingratiating together cool admirable worthy facile svelte collected composed unruffled silky possessed respected trustworthy coolheaded clean-living equable oily royal neat venerable estimable spruce above board tidy self-possessed self-composed moderate redoubtable sublime well-thought-of mediocre ordinary redoubted creditable of good repute smooth-tongued silver-tongued conservative bourgeois media-savvy conformist in line highly regarded traditionalist narrow-minded suburban parochial square stodgy by the book by the numbers Pooterish doctrinal strict Biedermeier dogmatic old-fashioned button-down straight-laced stick-in-the-mud small-town bien pensant fuddy-duddy of the old school

Antonym of condescending

condescending Idiom, Proverb

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