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5 definitions found
 for scorn
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Scorn at first makes after love the more. --Shak.
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              And wandered backward as in scorn,
              To wait an aeon to be born.           --Emerson.
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     2. An act or expression of extreme contempt.
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              Every sullen frown and bitter scorn
              But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. An object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision.
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              Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn
              and a derision to them that are round about us.
                                                    --Ps. xliv.
                                                    13.
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     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.
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     Syn: Contempt; disdain; derision; contumely; despite; slight;
          dishonor; mockery.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scorn \Scorn\ (sk[^o]rn), v. i.
     To scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach;
     to act disdainfully.
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           He said mine eyes were black and my hair black,
           And, now I am remembered, scorned at me. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 disdain.
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              I scorn thy meat; 't would choke me.  --Shak.
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              This my long sufferance, and my day of grace,
              Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.
                                                    --Milton.
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              We scorn what is in itself contemptible or
              disgraceful.                          --C. J. Smith.
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     2. To treat with extreme contempt; to make the object of
        insult; to mock; to scoff at; to deride.
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              His fellow, that lay by his bed's side,
              Gan for to laugh, and scorned him full fast.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              To taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously. --Shak.
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     Syn: To contemn; despise; disdain. See Contemn.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scorn
      n 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" [syn: contempt,
           disdain, scorn, despite]
      2: open disrespect for a person or thing [syn: contempt,
         scorn]
      v 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" [syn: contemn, despise, scorn,
           disdain]
      2: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances" [syn:
         reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh,
         disdain, turn down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "scorn":
     abhor, airs, arrogance, be above, be contemptuous of,
     care nothing for, clannishness, cliquishness, contemn, contempt,
     contemptuousness, contumely, deprecation, deride, derision,
     despisal, despise, despite, disavow, disdain, disdainfulness,
     dismissal, disown, disparage, disparagement, disprize, disregard,
     dump on, exclusiveness, feel contempt for, feel superior to, flout,
     flouting, fuss, gibing, hauteur, hold beneath one, hold cheap,
     hold in contempt, hold in derision, ignore, insult, jeer at,
     jeering, laugh at, laugh to scorn, look, look down upon,
     make fun of, misprize, mockery, pick and choose, poke fun at,
     pooh-pooh, put down, rank low, rebuff, reject, rejection, ridicule,
     scoff at, scoffing, scornfulness, scout, set at defiance,
     set at naught, shun, slight, slight over, sneer at, sneering,
     sneeze at, sniff at, sniffiness, snobbishness, snootiness,
     snort at, snottiness, snub, sovereign contempt, spurn,
     superciliousness, taunt, taunting, think nothing of, toploftiness,
     treat with contempt
  
  

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