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Definition of deign verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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
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  1. 1to do something in a way that shows you think you are too important to do it synonym condescend
  2. 2 She just grunted, not deigning to look up from the page.
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