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Meaning & Definition of Scorn in English

English

Scorn

/skɔrn/

noun

1. Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

  • "He was held in contempt"
  • "The despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
    synonym:
  • contempt
  • ,
  • disdain
  • ,
  • scorn
  • ,
  • despite

2. Open disrespect for a person or thing

    synonym:
  • contempt
  • ,
  • scorn

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • contemn
  • ,
  • despise
  • ,
  • scorn
  • ,
  • disdain

2. Reject with contempt

  • "She spurned his advances"
    synonym:
  • reject
  • ,
  • spurn
  • ,
  • freeze off
  • ,
  • scorn
  • ,
  • pooh-pooh
  • ,
  • disdain
  • ,
  • turn down

Examples of using

You could see the look of scorn on Tom's face.
It verges on scorn.
Tom learnt from Mr Ogawa that many people have scorn for the nouveau riche.