An example of scorn is when you wrinkle of your nose at an ugly outfit.
An example of scorn is what a designer clothing snob might feel towards cheap knock-offs.
Scorned their offer of help.
He scorned her romantic advances.
An artist who was scorned by conservative critics.
Origin of scorn
- Middle English from Old French escarn of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Alteration of Old French escarn (cognate with Portuguese escÃ¡rnio, Spanish escarnio and Italian scherno).