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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun Scorn has 2 senses

Verb Scorn has 2 senses


Scornn. [OE. scorn, scarn, scharn, OF. escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. OHG. skern mockery, skern to mock; but cf. also OF. escorner to mock.].
  •  Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter meanness and unworthiness of an object.  [1913 Webster]
    "Scorn at first makes after love the more."  [1913 Webster]
    "And wandered backward as in scorn,
    To wait an æon to be born.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  An act or expression of extreme contempt.  [1913 Webster]
    "Every sullen frown and bitter scorn
    But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  An object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us."  [1913 Webster]
To think scorn, to regard as worthy of scorn or contempt; to disdain. “He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone.” Esther iii. 6. -- To laugh to scorn, to deride; to make a mock of; to ridicule as contemptible.
Syn. -- Contempt; disdain; derision; contumely; despite; slight; dishonor; mockery.
Scornv. t. [OE. scornen, scarnen, schornen, OF. escarnir, escharnir. See Scorn, n.].
  •  To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to disdain.  [1913 Webster]
    "I scorn thy meat; 't would choke me."  [1913 Webster]
    "This my long sufferance, and my day of grace,
    Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "We scorn what is in itself contemptible or disgraceful."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To treat with extreme contempt; to make the object of insult; to mock; to scoff at; to deride.  [1913 Webster]
    "His fellow, that lay by his bed's side,
    Gan for to laugh, and scorned him full fast.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "To taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To contemn; despise; disdain. See Contemn.
Scornv. i. 
     To scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach; to act disdainfully.  [1913 Webster]
    "He said mine eyes were black and my hair black,
    And, now I am remembered, scorned at me.
    "  [1913 Webster]


Scorn, n. & v.
1 disdain, contempt, derision.
2 an object of contempt etc. (the scorn of all onlookers).
1 hold in contempt or disdain.
2 (often foll. by to + infin.) abstain from or refuse to do as unworthy (scorns lying; scorns to lie).

think scorn of despise.
scorner n.
ME f. OF esc(h)arn(ir) ult. f. Gmc: cf. OS skern MOCKERY



abhor, airs, arrogance, be above, be contemptuous of, care nothing for, clannishness, cliquishness, contemn, contempt, contemptuousness, contumely, deprecation, deride, derision, despisal, despise, despite, disavow, disdain, disdainfulness, dismissal, disown, disparage, disparagement, disprize, disregard, dump on, exclusiveness, feel contempt for, feel superior to, flout, flouting, fuss, gibing, hauteur, hold beneath one, hold cheap, hold in contempt, hold in derision, ignore, insult, jeer at, jeering, laugh at, laugh to scorn, look, look down upon, make fun of, misprize, mockery, pick and choose, poke fun at, pooh-pooh, put down, rank low, rebuff, reject, rejection, ridicule, scoff at, scoffing, scornfulness, scout, set at defiance, set at naught, shun, slight, slight over, sneer at, sneering, sneeze at, sniff at, sniffiness, snobbishness, snootiness, snort at, snottiness, snub, sovereign contempt, spurn, superciliousness, taunt, taunting, think nothing of, toploftiness, treat with contempt




N ridicule, derision, sardonic smile, sardonic grin, irrision, scoffing, mockery, quiz, banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaff, badinage, quizzing, asteism, squib, satire, skit, quip, quib, grin, parody, burlesque, travesty, travestie, farce, caricature, buffoonery, practical joke, horseplay, scorn, contempt, derisory, derisive, mock, mocking, sarcastic, ironic, ironical, quizzical, burlesque, Hudibrastic, scurrilous, in ridicule.


N contempt, disdain, scorn, sovereign contempt, despisal, despiciency, despisement, vilipendency, contumely, slight, sneer, spurn, by-word, despect, contemptuousness, scornful eye, smile of contempt, derision, despisedness, contemptuous, disdainful, scornful, withering, contumelious, supercilious, cynical, haughty, bumptious, cavalier, derisive, contemptible, despicable, pitiable, pitiful, despised, downtrodden, unenvied, unrespectable (unworthy), contemptuously, Int, a fig for, bah!, never mind!, away with!, hang it!, fiddlededee!, a dismal universal hiss, the sound of public scorn, I had rather be a dog and bay the moon than such a.

VB despise, contemn, scorn, disdain, feel contempt for, view with a scornful eye, disregard, slight, not mind, pass by, look down upon, hold cheap, hold in contempt, hold in disrespect, think nothing of, think small beer of, make light of, underestimate, esteem slightly, esteem of small or no account, take no account of, care nothing for, set no store by, not care a straw, sneeze at, set at naught, laugh in one's sleeve, laugh up one's sleeve, snap one's fingers at, shrug one's shoulders, turn up one's nose at, pooh-pooh, damn with faint praise, whistle at, sneer at, curl up one's lip, toss the head, traiter de haut enbas, laugh at, point the finger of scorn, hold up to scorn, laugh to scorn, scout, hoot, flout, hiss, scoff at, turn one's back upon, turn a cold shoulder upon, tread upon, trample upon, trample under foot, spurn, kick, fling to the winds, send away with a flea in the ear.

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