English version

disdain to do something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisdain to do somethingdisdain to do something formalREFUSEto refuse to do something because you are too proud to do it Butler disdained to reply. disdain
Examples from the Corpus
disdain to do somethingI disdained to consult a medical dictionary, however.Even the casual Aranyos did not disdain to make the sign.Tom Butler disdained to reply to such a trivial question.Even the trendiest of today's celebrity chefs does not disdain to slosh it around.Bach himself did not disdain to transcribe Vivaldi concertos for organ or harpsichord and to borrow fugue-subjects from Legrenzi and Corelli.
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