To think scorn
Think Think, v. t. 1. To conceive; to imagine. [1913 Webster]

Charity . . . thinketh no evil. --1 Cor. xiii. 4,5. [1913 Webster]

2. To plan or design; to plot; to compass. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

So little womanhood And natural goodness, as to think the death Of her own son. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. To believe; to consider; to esteem. [1913 Webster]

Nor think superfluous other's aid. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To think much}, to esteem a great matter; to grudge. [Obs.] ``[He] thought not much to clothe his enemies.'' --Milton.

{To think scorn}. (a) To disdain. [Obs.] ``He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone.'' --Esther iii. 6. (b) To feel indignation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • To think 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To think much — Think Think, v. t. 1. To conceive; to imagine. [1913 Webster] Charity . . . thinketh no evil. 1 Cor. xiii. 4,5. [1913 Webster] 2. To plan or design; to plot; to compass. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] So little womanhood And natural goodness, as to think… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • think scorn of — (archaic) To disdain or think beneath one • • • Main Entry: ↑scorn …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To laugh to 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Think — Think, v. t. 1. To conceive; to imagine. [1913 Webster] Charity . . . thinketh no evil. 1 Cor. xiii. 4,5. [1913 Webster] 2. To plan or design; to plot; to compass. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] So little womanhood And natural goodness, as to think the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scorn — [[t]skɔ͟ː(r)n[/t]] scorns, scorning, scorned 1) N UNCOUNT: oft with N, N for n If you treat someone or something with scorn, you show contempt for them. Researchers greeted the proposal with scorn... Franklin shared the family s scorn for his… …   English dictionary

  • scorn — n. & v. n. 1 disdain, contempt, derision. 2 an object of contempt etc. (the scorn of all onlookers). v.tr. 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).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scorn´er — scorn «skrn», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to look down upon; think of as mean or low; despise: »Honest boys scorn sneaks and liars. Death had he seen…knew all his shapes, and scorn d them all (Scott). SYNONYM(S): disdain, spurn. 2. to reject or refuse… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scorn — scorn1 [sko:n US sko:rn] n [U] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: escarn] 1.) the feeling that someone or something is stupid or does not deserve respect = ↑contempt scorn for ▪ He felt scorn for his working class parents. with scorn ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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