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.
(Dis*dain"), v. i. To be filled with scorn; to feel contemptuous anger; to be haughty.
And when the chief priests and scribes saw the marvels that he did . . . they disdained.Genevan
(Dis*dained") a. Disdainful. [Obs.]
Revenge the jeering and disdained contemptShak.
Of this proud king.
(Dis*dain"ful) a. Full of disdain; expressing disdain; scornful; contemptuous; haughty.
Turning disdainful to an equal good.
Dis*dain"ful*ly, adv. Dis*dain"ful*ness, n.
(Dis*dain"ish*ly), adv. Disdainfully. [Obs.] Vives.
(Dis*dain"ous) a. [OF. desdeignos, desdaigneux, F. dédaigneux.] Disdainful. [Obs.] Rom.
(Dis*dain"ous*ly), adv. Disdainfully. [Obs.] Bale.
(Dis*de"i*fy) v. t. To divest or deprive of deity or of a deific rank or condition. Feltham.
(Dis*deign") v. t. To disdain. [Obs.]
Guyon much disdeigned so loathly sight.Spenser.
(Dis*di"a*clast) n. [Gr. di`s- twice + diakla^n to break in twain; dia` through + kla^n to
break.] (Physiol.) One of the dark particles forming the doubly refracting disks of muscle fibers.
(Dis*di`a*pa"son) n. [Pref. dis- (Gr. ) + diapason.] (Anc. Mus.) An interval of two
octaves, or a fifteenth; called also bisdiapason.
(Dis*ease") n. [OE. disese, OF. desaise; des- (L. dis-) + aise ease. See Ease.]
1. Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet. [Obs.]
So all that night they passed in great disease.Spenser.
To shield thee from diseases of the world.Shak.
2. An alteration in the state of the body or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the performance