Deign is defined as to lower one's self to do or say something, and to do so with a high sense of one's own superiority.(verb)
An example of deign is to refuse to discuss an issue with friends because one thinks he is too intelligent.
See deign in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME deignen < OFr deignier < L dignare, dignari, to deem worthy < dignus, worthy: see dignity
See deign in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb deigned, deign·ing, deigns verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English deinen
Origin: , from Old French deignier, to regard as worthy
Origin: , from Latin dignārī
Origin: , from dignus, worthy; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
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