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English definition of “deign”

deign

verb     /deɪn/ disapproving
deign to do sth to do something unwillingly and in a way that shows that you think you are too important to do it: If she deigns to reply to my letter, I'll be extremely surprised.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoastingUnwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm
(Definition of deign verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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