Associations to the word «Scorn»


SCORN, verb. (transitive) To feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.
SCORN, verb. (intransitive) To scoff, express contempt.
SCORN, verb. (transitive) To reject, turn down
SCORN, verb. (transitive) To refuse to do something, as beneath oneself.
SCORN, noun. (uncountable) Contempt or disdain.
SCORN, noun. (countable) A display of disdain; a slight.
SCORN, noun. (countable) An object of disdain, contempt, or derision.

Dictionary definition

SCORN, noun. Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary".
SCORN, noun. Open disrespect for a person or thing.
SCORN, verb. 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".
SCORN, verb. Reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances".

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery