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

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley