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Tone of SuperiorityPlay
Using 'condescend' can imply that someone feels superior and is acting in a haughty way. SlideHis tone was condescending, as if he was the only expert in the room.
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Implied InsultPlay
Being condescending often unintentionally insults the other person, suggesting they're less capable or worthy. SlideWhen he condescended to explain the basics, I felt he underestimated my knowledge.
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Cultural SensitivityPlay
Be aware that seeming condescending can cause offense, cultural norms for respect can vary greatly. SlideIn her attempt to be friendly, her condescending attitude offended the locals.