Definitions for scornskɔrn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. open or unqualified contempt; disdain.

  2. an object of derision or contempt.

  3. a derisive or contemptuous action or speech.

  4. (v.t.)to treat or regard with contempt or disdain.

  5. to reject or refuse with contempt or disdain:

    She scorned my help.

  6. (v.i.)to mock; jeer.

* Syn: See contempt.

Origin of scorn:

1150–1200; (n.) ME scorn, scarn < OF escarn < Gmc (cf. OS skern mockery); (v.) ME skarnen, sc(h)ornen


Princeton's WordNet

  1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despite(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"

  2. contempt, scorn(verb)

    open disrespect for a person or thing

  3. contemn, despise, scorn, disdain(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"

  4. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down(verb)

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. scorn(noun)ɔrn

    a strong feeling of not respecting and not liking sb

    the scorn she showed for those were not as intelligent; a scornful look; "You'll never succeed!" he said scornfully.


  1. scorn(Noun)

    Contempt or disdain.

  2. scorn(Noun)

    A display of disdain; A slight.

  3. scorn(Verb)

    To feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.

  4. scorn(Verb)

    To scoff, express contempt

  5. scorn(Verb)

    To reject, turn down

    He scorned her romantic advances.

  6. Origin: Alteration of escarn (cognate with Portuguese escárnio, Spanish escarnio and Italian scherno).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scorn(noun)

    extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter meanness and unworthiness of an object

  2. Scorn(noun)

    an act or expression of extreme contempt

  3. Scorn(noun)

    an object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision

  4. Scorn(noun)

    to hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to disdain

  5. Scorn(noun)

    to treat with extreme contempt; to make the object of insult; to mock; to scoff at; to deride

  6. Scorn(verb)

    to scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach; to act disdainfully


  1. Scorn

    Scorn was an English electronic music project. The group was formed in the early 1990s as a side project of former Napalm Death members Mick Harris and Nic Bullen. Bullen left the group in 1995 and the project continued on until the end of 2011 as an essentially solo project for Harris. Since their early years, Scorn is often associated with industrial and experimental music, particularly with their early releases as a duo with much of their Earache Records-era output. Since the departure of Bullen, much of the output has been minimalist beats with an emphasis on very deep bass lines, often resembling dub and trip-hop in structure. The departure from their early sound eventually led to Harris parting ways with Earache after the Logghi Barroghi release, both sides apparently having been unhappy with how the project was being handled.

Anagrams of scorn

  1. corns

Translations for scorn

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


contempt or disgust

He looked at my drawing with scorn.

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