Scorn Definition

skôrn
scorned, scorning, scorns
noun
scorns
Extreme, often indignant, contempt for someone or something; utter disdain.
Webster's New World
Expression of this in words or manner.
Webster's New World
The object of such contempt.
Webster's New World
The state of being despised or dishonored.
Held in scorn by his rivals.
American Heritage
One spoken of or treated with contempt.
American Heritage
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verb
scorned, scorning, scorns
To regard with scorn; view or treat with contempt.
Webster's New World
To scoff.
Webster's New World
To refuse or reject as wrong or disgraceful.
Webster's New World
To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath one's dignity.
American Heritage
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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Origin of Scorn

  • Alteration of Old French escarn (cognate with Portuguese escárnio, Spanish escarnio and Italian scherno).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French escarn of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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