scornfulness


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Related to scornfulness: disdainful, congenial

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.
Translations
إحْتِقار، إزْدِراء
pohrdlivost
hån
fyrirlitning
pohŕdavosť
küçümseme

scornfulness

nVerachtung f(of für); her scornfulness at the mere mention of his nameihre verächtliche or höhnische Reaktion bei der bloßen Erwähnung seines Namens

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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