Scorn

Definition of Scorn

Pronunciation: skôrnd
n.1.Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter meanness and unworthiness of an object.
Scorn at first makes after love the more.
- Shak.
And wandered backward as in scorn,
To wait an æon to be born.
- Emerson.
2.An act or expression of extreme contempt.
Every sullen frown and bitter scorn
But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.
- Dryden.
3.An object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision.
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
- Ps. xliv. 13.
To think scorn
to regard as worthy of scorn or contempt; to disdain.
To laugh to scorn
to deride; to make a mock of; to ridicule as contemptible.
- Esther iii. 6.
v. t.1.To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to disdain.
[imp. & p. p. Scorned (skôrnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Scoring.]
I scorn thy meat; 't would choke me.
- Shak.
This my long sufferance, and my day of grace,
Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.
- Milton.
We scorn what is in itself contemptible or disgraceful.
- C. J. Smith.
2.To treat with extreme contempt; to make the object of insult; to mock; to scoff at; to deride.
His fellow, that lay by his bed's side,
Gan for to laugh, and scorned him full fast.
- Chaucer.
To taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach; to act disdainfully.
He said mine eyes were black and my hair black,
And, now I am remembered, scorned at me.
- Shak.

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