sdeign

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian sdegnare, aphetic form of disdegnare; later also taken as shortening of disdain.

Verb[edit]

sdeign (third-person singular simple present sdeigns, present participle sdeigning, simple past and past participle sdeigned)

  1. (obsolete) To disdain. [16th-17th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.1:
      Which when those knights beheld, with scornefull eye / They sdeigned such lascivious disport, / And loath'd the loose demeanure of that wanton sort.