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deign

deign

 
 
pronunciation:
deIn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: deigned, deigning, deigns
definition: to consider some act to be appropriate or in keeping with one's dignity; condescend.
She did not deign to respond to the impolite questions.
synonyms:
condescend, stoop
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to condescend to offer or accept.
He deigned no further discussion of price.
similar words:
vouchsafe