Deigning - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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deign to (do something)
To condescend to do something; to do something that one considers below one's status. Now that Billy's famous, I doubt he'll deign to call his own mother.
deign to do something
to lower oneself to do something. She will never deign to join in with us. I expect that he will not deign to have dinner with us.
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In that book he left the matter there, not deigning
to exhibit precisely what it is about the symbolic component of joint action that undercuts libertarian political philosophy.
It is hard not to share Odendahl's ill-concealed rage as she watches multimillionaires smugly avoid taxes by endowing symphony orchestras and prep schools, while not deigning
to notice social problems more serious than the absence of a Van Gogh in the Tulsa art museum.