deign - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] showing disapproval 

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/deɪn/
present tense
I/you/we/theydeign
he/she/itdeigns
present participledeigning
past tensedeigned
past participledeigned
  1. if someone deigns to do something, they do it but in a way that shows they are not willing

    Mandy was the only person who deigned to speak to him.