scorn

scorn
noun
ADJECTIVE
withering

She reserved her most withering scorn for journalists.

public

He has suffered public scorn and humiliation.

VERB + SCORN
heap, pour

Abuse and scorn were heaped upon the new tax.

reserve

He reserved particular scorn for the director.

deserve

What have I done to deserve such scorn?

PREPOSITION
with scorn

He stared with scorn at his interviewers.

scorn for

He didn't try to hide his scorn for our way of doing things.

PHRASES
an object of scorn

His poetry was the object of scorn.


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  • 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 — (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

  • 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

  • Scorn — is a feeling of contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise. Scorn may also refer to:Music * Scorn (band) * Scorn of the Women , an album by Weddings Parties Anything * Scorn Defeat , an album by Sigh * Forever Scorned , an album by …   Wikipedia

  • scorn — scorn·er; scorn·ful; scorn; scorn·ful·ly; scorn·ful·ness; …   English syllables

  • Scorn — Pays d’origine Birmingham, Angleterre  Royaume Uni Genre musical Dub, Musique industrielle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

  • Scorn — Allgemeine Infor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

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