Meaning of “deign” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “deign” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deign" in American English

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to agree to do something although you consider yourself too important to have to do it:

Mr. Clinton did not deign to reply.

(Definition of “deign” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)