Definition of Deign

1. Verb. Do something that one considers to be below one's dignity.

Exact synonyms: Condescend, Descend
Generic synonyms: Act, Move



Definition of Deign

1. v. t. To esteem worthy; to consider worth notice; - - opposed to disdain.

2. v. i. To think worthy; to vouchsafe; to condescend; - - followed by an infinitive.

Definition of Deign

1. Verb. (intransitive) To condescend; to accept as appropriate to one's dignity. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To condescend to give; to do something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deign

1. to lower oneself to do something [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deign

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deifer
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deiform
deiformity
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deign (current term)
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Literary usage of Deign

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"Milton has employed hit t us a verb, instead of whist ; which is still the '»I vocalised : 'Less Philomel will deign a song. ..."

2. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, Samuel Johnson (1888)
"When Sir Joshua Reynolds, at one of the dinners of the Royal Academy, presented him to a Frenchman of great distinction, he would not deign to speak French, ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... 30 And how the Ladye prayed them dear That all would stay the fight to see, And deign, in love and courtesy, Now, from the mountain's misty throne, ..."

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