Scorn - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- open disrespect for a person or thing (syn: contempt)
They treated his suggestion with scorn.
Her political rivals have poured scorn on her ideas for improving the tax system.
He scorns anyone who earns less money than he does.
Her actions were scorned by many people.
They were scorned as fanatics.
They scorn me as a single parent.
He felt scorn for his working-class parents.
Rachel looked at me with scorn.
Many women scorn the use of make-up.
He scorned the government's record in dealing with crime.
The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately
Her mother's scorn left a wound that never healed.
...the critics heaped scorn on the wannabe blockbuster and its implausible plot...
The stunt earned her the scorn of her censorious older sister.
...the psychic's bold claims were greeted with distrust and outright scorn...
present participle: scorning
past tense: scorned
past participle: scorned
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