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scorn

 (skôrn)
n.
1.
a. Contempt or disdain felt toward a person or object considered despicable or unworthy: viewed his rivals with scorn.
b. The expression of such an attitude in behavior or speech; derision: heaped scorn upon his rivals.
c. The state of being despised or dishonored: held in scorn by his rivals.
2. Archaic One spoken of or treated with contempt.
tr.v. scorned, scorn·ing, scorns
1. To consider or treat as contemptible or unworthy: an artist who was scorned by conservative critics.
2. To reject or refuse with derision: scorned their offer of help. See Synonyms at despise.
3. To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath one's dignity: "She disapproved so heartily of Flora's plan that she would have scorned to assist in the concoction of a single oily sentence" (Stella Gibbons).

[Middle English, from Old French escarn, of Germanic origin.]

scorn′er n.
scorn′ful adj.
scorn′ful·ly adv.
scorn′ful·ness n.

scorn

(skɔːn)
n
1. open contempt or disdain for a person or thing; derision
2. an object of contempt or derision
3. archaic an act or expression signifying contempt
vb
4. to treat with contempt or derision
5. (tr) to reject with contempt
[C12 schornen, from Old French escharnir, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German scerōn to behave rowdily, obsolete Dutch schern mockery]
ˈscorner n
ˈscornful adj
ˈscornfully adv
ˈscornfulness n

scorn

(skɔrn)

n.
1. open or unqualified contempt; disdain.
2. an object of derision or contempt.
3. a derisive or contemptuous action or speech.
v.t.
4. to treat or regard with contempt or disdain.
5. to reject or refuse with contempt or disdain: She scorned my help.
v.i.
6. to mock; jeer.
[1150–1200; (n.) Middle English scorn, scarn < Old French escarn < Germanic (compare Old Saxon skern mockery); (v.) Middle English skarnen, sc(h)ornen]
scorn′er, n.
syn: See contempt.

scorn


Past participle: scorned
Gerund: scorning

Imperative
scorn
scorn
Present
I scorn
you scorn
he/she/it scorns
we scorn
you scorn
they scorn
Preterite
I scorned
you scorned
he/she/it scorned
we scorned
you scorned
they scorned
Present Continuous
I am scorning
you are scorning
he/she/it is scorning
we are scorning
you are scorning
they are scorning
Present Perfect
I have scorned
you have scorned
he/she/it has scorned
we have scorned
you have scorned
they have scorned
Past Continuous
I was scorning
you were scorning
he/she/it was scorning
we were scorning
you were scorning
they were scorning
Past Perfect
I had scorned
you had scorned
he/she/it had scorned
we had scorned
you had scorned
they had scorned
Future
I will scorn
you will scorn
he/she/it will scorn
we will scorn
you will scorn
they will scorn
Future Perfect
I will have scorned
you will have scorned
he/she/it will have scorned
we will have scorned
you will have scorned
they will have scorned
Future Continuous
I will be scorning
you will be scorning
he/she/it will be scorning
we will be scorning
you will be scorning
they will be scorning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scorning
you have been scorning
he/she/it has been scorning
we have been scorning
you have been scorning
they have been scorning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scorning
you will have been scorning
he/she/it will have been scorning
we will have been scorning
you will have been scorning
they will have been scorning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scorning
you had been scorning
he/she/it had been scorning
we had been scorning
you had been scorning
they had been scorning
Conditional
I would scorn
you would scorn
he/she/it would scorn
we would scorn
you would scorn
they would scorn
Past Conditional
I would have scorned
you would have scorned
he/she/it would have scorned
we would have scorned
you would have scorned
they would have scorned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scorn - lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislikescorn - lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
2.scorn - open disrespect for a person or thing
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
fleer - contempt expressed by mockery in looks or words
leer, sneer - a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
sneer - a contemptuous or scornful remark
Verb1.scorn - look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"
detest, hate - dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards; "I hate Mexican food"; "She detests politicians"
look down on - regard with contempt; "the new neighbor looks down on us because our house is very modest"
2.scorn - reject with contemptscorn - reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"
refuse, decline - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
rebuff, snub, repel - reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
pass up, turn down, decline, refuse, reject - refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
turn down, turn away, refuse, reject - refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

scorn

verb
1. despise, reject, disdain, slight, scout (archaic), snub, shun, be above, spurn, rebuff, deride, flout, look down on, scoff at, make fun of, sneer at, hold in contempt, turn up your nose at (informal), contemn, curl your lip at, consider beneath you People scorn me as a single parent. people who scorned traditional methods
despise respect, admire, esteem, accept, worship, tolerate, revere, venerate, look favourably on
Quotations
"Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd,"
"Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd" [William Congreve The Mourning Bride]

scorn

noun
The feeling of despising:
verb
To regard with utter contempt and disdain:
Translations
إحْتِقار، إسْتِهْزاء، إزْدِراءيَحْتَقِر، يَزْدَري، يَسْتَخِف بِ
opovrhovatpohrdánípohrdat
foragthåne
halveksiahalveksuatorjua
fyrirlítafyrirlitning
軽蔑
niekinantisniekinimaspaniekinantispaniekinimaspaniekinti
apnicinātnicinājums
prezirprezirati
küçümsemeküçümsemek

scorn

[ˈskɔːn]
A. Ndesprecio m, menosprecio m
to pour scorn on sth; laugh sth to scornridiculizar algo
B. VTdespreciar, menospreciar
to scorn to do sthno dignarse a hacer algo

scorn

[ˈskɔːrn]
nmépris m
This suggestion was greeted with scorn → La suggestion fut accueillie avec mépris.
to pour scorn on sb → traiter qn avec mépris
to pour scorn on sth → traiter qch avec mépris
to heap scorn on sb/sth → traiter qn/qch avec mépris
vt
(= show contempt for) → mépriser
(= reject) [+ tradition, advice, offer, invitation] → mépriser

scorn

n (= disdain)Verachtung f; (verbal also) → Hohn m; to laugh somebody/something to scornjdn/etw höhnisch verlachen; to pour or heap scorn on somebody/somethingjdn/etw verächtlich abtun; to arouse somebody’s scornjds Verachtung ernten
vt (= treat scornfully)verachten; (condescendingly) → verächtlich behandeln; (= turn down) gift, adviceverschmähen; ideamit Verachtung von sich weisen; to scorn to do somethinges für seiner (gen)unwürdig halten, etw zu tun; to scorn somebody as somethingjdn verächtlich als etw abtun

scorn

[ˈskɔːn]
1. ndisprezzo, scherno
to pour scorn on sb/sth → deridere qn/qc
2. vt (gen) → disprezzare; (attempt) → ridicolizzare; (advice, offer) → respingere con sdegno
to scorn to tell a lie (frm) → rifiutarsi sdegnosamente di dire una bugia

scorn

(skoːn) noun
contempt or disgust. He looked at my drawing with scorn.
verb
to show contempt for; to despise. They scorned my suggestion.
ˈscornful adjective
1. feeling or showing scorn. a scornful expression/remark.
2. making scornful remarks. He was rather scornful about your book.
ˈscornfully adverb
ˈscornfulness noun
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