verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of deign
Can be confuseddeign dine
Examples from the Web for deigning
Chewing on a thick piece of gum, Moss ceremoniously pulled it out when deigning to talk.
She took the seat at the end of the table without so much as deigning to glance at the new-comer.Kidnapped at the Altar|Laura Jean Libbey
But John shook off her hand impatiently, not deigning even to respond to her look.Hubert's Wife|Minnie Mary Lee
Deigning not, however, to remain longer with the guests, he sternly beckons to his attendants.