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

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.