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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·dain v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disdained p. pr. & vb. n. Disdaining.]
 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 David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth.   --1 Sam. xvii. 42.
    'T is great, 't is manly to disdain disguise.   --Young.
 Syn: -- To contemn; despise; scorn. See Contemn.