Scorn
Scorn Scorn (sk[^o]rn), n. [OE. scorn, scarn, scharn, OF. escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. OHG. skern mockery, skern[=o]n to mock; but cf. also OF. escorner to mock.] 1. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And wandered backward as in scorn, To wait an [ae]on to be born. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

2. An act or expression of extreme contempt. [1913 Webster]

Every sullen frown and bitter scorn But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. --Ps. xliv. 13. [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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Contempt; disdain; derision; contumely; despite; slight; dishonor; mockery. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scorn — Scorn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorned} (sk[^o]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scoring}.] [OE. scornen, scarnen, schornen, OF. escarnir, escharnir. See {Scorn}, n.] 1. To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • scorn — [skôrn] n. [ME < OFr escharn < escharnir, to scorn < Gmc base akin to OHG skernon, to mock, scern, a joke < IE base * (s)ker , to leap, jump about > Gr skairein, to jump, dance] 1. extreme, often indignant, contempt for someone or… …   English World dictionary

  • Scorn — (sk[^o]rn), v. 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. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • scorn — n disdain, contempt, despite (see under DESPISE) Analogous words: superciliousness, insolence, disdainfulness (see corresponding adjectives at PROUD): scoffing, flouting, jeering, gibing (see SCOFF): deriding or derision, ridiculing or ridicule,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • scorn — [n] contempt toward something contemptuousness, contumely, derision, despisal, despisement, despite, disdain, disparagement, disregard, jeering, mockery, ridicule, sarcasm, scoffing, scornfulness, slight, sneer, sport, taunting, teasing; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • scorn — ► NOUN ▪ open contempt or disdain. ► VERB 1) express scorn for. 2) reject in a contemptuous way. DERIVATIVES scorner noun scornful adjective scornfully adverb. ORIG …   English terms dictionary

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