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disdained


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disdain  \Dis*dain"\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disdained}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disdaining}.]  [OE.  disdainen,  desdainen  OF 
  desdeigner  desdaigner  F.  d['e]daigner;  des-  (L.  dis-)  + 
  daigner  to  deign,  fr  L.  dignari  to  deem  worthy.  See 
  {Deign}.] 
  1.  To  think  unworthy;  to  deem  unsuitable  or  unbecoming;  as 
  to  disdain  to  do  a  mean  act 
 
  Disdaining  .  .  .  that  any  should  bear  the  armor  of 
  the  best  knight  living.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  2.  To  reject  as  unworthy  of  one's  self  or  as  not  deserving 
  one's  notice;  to  look  with  scorn  upon  to  scorn,  as  base 
  acts  character,  etc 
 
  When  the  Philistine  .  .  .  saw  Dawid,  he  disdained 
  him  for  he  was  but  a  youth.  --1  Sam.  xvii. 
  42. 
 
  'T  is  great,  't  manly  to  disdain  disguise.  --Young. 
 
  Syn:  To  contemn;  despise;  scorn.  See  {Contemn}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disdained  \Dis*dained"\,  a. 
  Disdainful.  [Obs.] 
 
  Revenge  the  jeering  and  disdained  contempt  Of  this 
  proud  king.  --Shak. 




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