What does scorn mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. scorn(Noun)

    Contempt or disdain.

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

  2. scorn(Noun)

    A display of disdain; A slight.

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

  3. scorn(Verb)

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

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

  4. scorn(Verb)

    To scoff, express contempt

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

  5. scorn(Verb)

    To reject, turn down

    He scorned her romantic advances.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scorn

    skorn, n. disdain caused by a mean opinion of anything: extreme contempt: object of contempt.—v.t. to hold in extreme contempt: to disdain: to make a mock of.—v.i. to scoff: to jeer.—n. Scor′ner, one who scorns: (B.) one who scoffs at religion: a scoffer.—adj. Scorn′ful, full of scorn: contemptuous: disdainful.—adv. Scorn′fully.—ns. Scorn′fulness; Scor′ning.—Laugh to scorn (B.), to deride; Think scorn, to disdain or despise. [O. Fr. escarn, mockery—Old High Ger. skern, mockery.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scorn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scorn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of scorn in a Sentence

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    For a significant manwoman, the one thought he values greatly, to the laughter and scorn of insignificant men, is a key to hidden treasure chambers; for those others, it is nothing but a piece of old iron.

  2. Mahabharata:

    Let none with scorn a suppliant meet, Or from the door untended spurn A dog; an outcast kindly treat; And so thou shalt be blest in turn.

  3. Simone Weil:

    Affliction hardens and discourages us because, like a red hot iron, it stamps the soul to its very depths with the scorn, the disgust, and even the self-hatred and sense of guilt that crime logically should produce but actually does not.”

  4. Mario Monti on Wednesday:

    You do not miss a chance to disparage the processes that underpin the existence of the EU, this is producing an extremely dangerous alienation from the EU among Italians ... a very dangerous scorn for Europe, for the dream of Europe we would like to make reality.

  5. Thomas à Kempis:

    The intention which is fixed on God as its only end will keep people steady in their purposes, and deliver them from being the joke and scorn of fortune.

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  • سخريةArabic
  • opovrhovat, pohrdat, opovrženíCzech
  • verschmähen, verachten, verspotten, VerachtungGerman
  • κοροϊδεύω, περιφρόνηση, περιφρονώGreek
  • despreciar, rechazar, desprecio, desdén, desdeñar, menospreciarSpanish
  • halveksia, halveksua, torjuaFinnish
  • mépriser, dédaigner, mépris, dédainFrench
  • שאט-נפש, לבוזHebrew
  • disdegnare, disprezzare, disprezzoItalian
  • 軽蔑Japanese
  • 경멸Korean
  • whakarekoMāori
  • verachting, minachting, verachten, minachtenDutch
  • foraktNorwegian
  • drwić, pogarda, wzgardzić, gardzić, szydzić, lekceważenie, odrzucić, lekceważyćPolish
  • escárnio, desdém, menosprezar, desprezar, desdenhar, desprezoPortuguese
  • alqochayQuechua
  • disprețui, refuza, dispreț, urî, respingeRomanian
  • презирать, глумиться, презрение, относиться с пренебрежением, насмехатьсяRussian
  • hån, förakt, föraktaSwedish
  • خوفناکUrdu

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. arbitrary
    • B. eloquent
    • C. adscripted
    • D. occlusive

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