Dédaigner

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Definition: to despise, look down on, scorn, disdain, spurn

Il ne faut pas dédaigner ses subordonnés - One shouldn't look down on subordinates.

Elle a dédaigné les honneurs - She scorned/spurned the honors.

Il ne dédaigne pas d'y aller tous les jours - He's not adverse to going there every day.

Related: dédaigneusement (adv) - disdainfully, contemptuously; dédaigneux (adj) - scornful, disdainful; le dédain - contempt, disdain, scorn

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Pronunciation: [day deh nyay]
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