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Princeton's WordNet

  1. condescend, deign, descendverb

    do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

Wiktionary

  1. deignverb

    To condescend; to accept as appropriate to one's dignity.

    Etymology: From deignen, from deignier, from dignari, present active infinitive of digno, from dignus. Cognate to dignity.

  2. deignverb

    To condescend to give; to do something.

    They didn't deign us our clothing before we were put outside.

    Etymology: From deignen, from deignier, from dignari, present active infinitive of digno, from dignus. Cognate to dignity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deignverb

    to esteem worthy; to consider worth notice; -- opposed to disdain

    Etymology: [OE. deinen, deignen, OF. degner, deigner, daigner, F. daigner, fr. L. dignari to deem worthy, deign, fr. dignus worthy; akin to decere to be fitting. See Decent, and cf. Dainty, Dignity, Condign, Disdain.]

  2. Deignverb

    to condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to vouchsafe; to allow; to grant

    Etymology: [OE. deinen, deignen, OF. degner, deigner, daigner, F. daigner, fr. L. dignari to deem worthy, deign, fr. dignus worthy; akin to decere to be fitting. See Decent, and cf. Dainty, Dignity, Condign, Disdain.]

  3. Deignverb

    to think worthy; to vouchsafe; to condescend; - - followed by an infinitive

    Etymology: [OE. deinen, deignen, OF. degner, deigner, daigner, F. daigner, fr. L. dignari to deem worthy, deign, fr. dignus worthy; akin to decere to be fitting. See Decent, and cf. Dainty, Dignity, Condign, Disdain.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deign

    dān, v.i. to condescend.—v.t. to give: to allow: (obs.) to favour. [Fr. daigner—L. dignāri, to think worthy—dignus, worthy.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deign in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deign in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of deign in a Sentence

  1. Clarence Thomas:

    As a black American, as far as Im concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves... and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you -- you will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.

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