Complete Definition of "deign"

English

Etymology
From the Old French deignier from Latin dignari "to deem worthy" from dignus "accept graciously"

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪn|-eɪn

Intransitive verb
rfc-trverb|Intransitive verb
en-verb

  1. (+ infinitive) to condescend reluctantly despite one's obvious superiority:

#: He didn't even deign to give us a nod of the head, he thought us that far beneath him.

Translations
trans-top|to condescend reluctantly despite one's obvious superiority
Finnish: suvaita
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Transitive verb
en-verb

  1. To condescend to give; to do something.

#: They didn't deign us our clothing before we were put outside.

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