- 1to do something in a way that shows you think you are too important to do it synonym condescend
- 2 She just grunted, not deigning to look up from the page.
NAmE//deɪn//deign to do something (formal) (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deign
he / she / it deigns
past simple deigned
-ing form deigning