[ US /ˈskɔɹn/ ]
[ UK /skˈɔːn/ ]
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
  2. reject with contempt
    She spurned his advances
NOUN
  1. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
    he was held in contempt
  2. open disrespect for a person or thing
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How To Use scorn In A Sentence

  • Oh, damn the lousy tribe of them!" cried he, beating his palm upon the table; "what's Long Davie the dempster thinking of to be letting such folk come scorning here? Doom Castle
  • Perhaps the years of abuse, ridicule and scorn make a fully grown redhead all the stronger for it. Times, Sunday Times
  • Sometimes scorn, and the expression of scorn, is warranted. The Volokh Conspiracy » Our Own Randy Barnett Talks to Prof. Glenn Reynolds (InstaPundit) About Whether ObamaCare Is Constitutional
  • He scorns the idea that he has sold out to commercialism, feeling instead that it is his mission to make an art form he loves loved by others.
  • Terrified lest his secret be made public, and turn him into an object of scorn, he managed to sublimate these fears and transform them into the stuff of comedy.
  • Music critics have often poured scorn on progressive rock for being boring, pompous and pretentious. Times, Sunday Times
  • Note, Scorners that laugh at what they see and hear that is above their capacity, are not proper witnesses of the wonderful works of Christ, the glory of which lies not in pomp, but in power. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)
  • Despite this apparent initial failure, which was openly scorned by China's state media as "performance art", the boxun.com blog site asked again for what it called "strolling protests" against the ruling Communist Party at 2pm on Sunday. Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • As the bambu, in the bambus safely sheltered, scorns the axe. ' Hindu literature : Comprising The Book of good counsels, Nala and Damayanti, The Ramayana, and Sakoontala
  • Again, he pours scorn on racialist mythology but, in his steadfastly conservative way, refuses to become histrionically sanctimonious on the matter, preferring studied contempt to self-promoting outrage.
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