disdain (v.) Old form(s): disdaind , disdaine
despise, scorn, show contempt
1H6 V.iii.98[Suffolk to himself, of Margaret's match with the King, and of the English nobility] It shall be so, disdain they ne'er so much [i.e. no matter how much they dislike the idea]
Per V.i.119.1[Marina to Pericles, of her history] it would seem / Like lies disdained in the reporting
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