a feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy or inferior

I came across this word while reading “You In America” where the speaker says: “You wanted to feel disdain, to show it as you brought his order, because white people who liked Africa too much and who liked Africa too little were the same—condescending.” This shows that she naturally felt like she needed to feel contempt or offended by him due to her experience with other white people, but she didnt feel that way since he did not act the way she expected him to.

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