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.