英 [dɪs'deɪn; -z-]
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1. deign, dignity => disdain.
dis-, 不，非，使相反。-dain, 同-dign, 尊贵，词源同dignity, decent.即使不尊贵，蔑视。
- disdain:  Disdain comes via Old French desdeigner from *disdignāre, a Vulgar Latin alteration of Latin dēdignāri ‘scorn’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix dē- ‘un-, not’ and dignāre ‘consider worthy’ (source of English deign ).
=> dainty, deign, dignity
- disdain (v.)
- late 14c., from Old French desdeignier "disdain, scorn, refuse, repudiate," from des- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + deignier "treat as worthy" (see deign). Related: Disdained; disdaining.
- disdain (n.)
- mid-14c., desdegne "scorn, contempt," earlier dedeyne "offended dignity" (c. 1300), from Old French desdeigne, from desdeignier (see disdain (v.)). Sometimes in early Modern English shortened to sdain, sdainful. Related: disdainful; disdainfully.
- 1. She shared her daughter's disdain for her fellow countrymen.
- 2. Janet looked at him with disdain.
- 3. to treat sb with disdain
- 4. I would certainly disdain to live in such tiny flats.
- 5. Some people disdain labour.
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