-I scorned
The word desdeñaba is the imperfect form of desdeñar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to despise)
a. to scorn
Mi vecino misógino desdeña a las mujeres que deciden no tener hijos.My misogynistic neighbor scorns women who choose not to have kids.
b. to disdain
González desdeña a todo el mundo porque se cree superior.Gonzalez disdains everybody because he thinks he's superior to them.
c. to look down on
Mis compañeros de trabajo me desdeñan porque soy nuevo en esto.My workmates look down on me because I am new to the job.
2. (to reject)
a. to spurn
¿Desdeñaste las insinuaciones del príncipe? - No lo amo, padre.You spurned the advances of the prince? - I don't love him, father.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to scorn
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transitive verb
1 (despreciar) to scorn; disdain
2 (rechazar) to turn up one's nose at
pronominal verb
desdeñarse de hacer algo to scorn to do sth; not deign to do sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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