What does scorn mean?

Definitions for scorn
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scorn.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despitenoun

    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, scornverb

    open disrespect for a person or thing

  3. contemn, despise, scorn, disdainverb

    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 downverb

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

Wiktionary

  1. scornnoun

    Contempt or disdain.

  2. scornnoun

    A display of disdain; A slight.

  3. scornverb

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

  4. scornverb

    To scoff, express contempt

  5. scornverb

    To reject, turn down

    He scorned her romantic advances.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scornnoun

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

  2. Scornnoun

    an act or expression of extreme contempt

  3. Scornnoun

    an object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision

  4. Scornnoun

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

  5. Scornnoun

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

  6. Scornverb

    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. Bobby Ghosh:

    I think the criticism is understandable -- the terrorists themselves are claiming to be doing this in the name of Islam, and the White House is having to walk this very fine line, it basically risks scorn because people are going to take away from this -- some people -- that the White House is bending over too far backwards and not addressing the problem head on.

  2. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin:

    We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.

  3. Sam Houston:

    Some of you laugh to scorn the idea of bloodshed as the result of secession, but let me tell you what is coming….Your fathers and husbands, your sons and brothers, will be herded at the point of the bayonet….You may after the sacrifice of countless millions of treasure and hundreds of thousands of lives, as a bare possibility, win Southern independence…but I doubt it. I tell you that, while I believe with you in the doctrine of state rights, the North is determined to preserve this Union. They are not a fiery, impulsive people as you are, for they live in colder climates. But when they begin to move in a given direction…they move with the steady momentum and perseverance of a mighty avalanche; and what I fear is, they will overwhelm the South.

  4. Roger Stone:

    Trump wears the scorn of Jeb Bush like a medal.

  5. Aeschylus:

    O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me: of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse.

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  • سخريةArabic
  • opovržení, opovrhovat, pohrdatCzech
  • Verachtung, verachten, verspotten, verschmähenGerman
  • περιφρονώ, κοροϊδεύω, περιφρόνησηGreek
  • menospreciar, despreciar, rechazar, desprecio, desdén, desdeñarSpanish
  • torjua, halveksua, halveksiaFinnish
  • dédain, mépriser, mépris, dédaignerFrench
  • לבוז, שאט-נפשHebrew
  • disprezzo, disdegnare, disprezzareItalian
  • 軽蔑Japanese
  • 경멸Korean
  • whakarekoMāori
  • minachten, verachten, verachting, minachtingDutch
  • foraktNorwegian
  • lekceważenie, odrzucić, drwić, lekceważyć, pogarda, wzgardzić, gardzić, szydzićPolish
  • desprezo, desdenhar, escárnio, menosprezar, desprezar, desdémPortuguese
  • alqochayQuechua
  • refuza, dispreț, disprețui, urî, respingeRomanian
  • презирать, презрение, насмехаться, относиться с пренебрежением, глумитьсяRussian
  • förakt, förakta, hånSwedish
  • خوفناکUrdu

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