Scorn meaning

skôrn
To scorn is to express a feeling of contempt or disgust for something.

An example of scorn is when you wrinkle of your nose at an ugly outfit.

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Scorn describes a feeling of contempt for something or someone.

An example of scorn is what a designer clothing snob might feel towards cheap knock-offs.

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The object of such contempt.
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Expression of this in words or manner.
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To reject or refuse with derision.

Scorned their offer of help.

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To regard with scorn; view or treat with contempt.
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To refuse or reject as wrong or disgraceful.
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To scoff.
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To feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.
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To reject, turn down.

He scorned her romantic advances.

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To refuse to do something, as beneath oneself.

She scorned to show weakness.

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(uncountable) Contempt or disdain.
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(countable) A display of disdain; a slight.
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(countable) An object of disdain, contempt, or derision.
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One spoken of or treated with contempt.
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To consider or treat as contemptible or unworthy.

An artist who was scorned by conservative critics.

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To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath one's dignity.
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Extreme, often indignant, contempt for someone or something; utter disdain.
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(intransitive) To scoff, express contempt.
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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 escárnio, Spanish escarnio and Italian scherno).

    From Wiktionary