What does scorn mean?

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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.

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

  2. scornnoun

    A display of disdain; A slight.

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

  3. scornverb

    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. scornverb

    To scoff, express contempt

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

  5. scornverb

    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. 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. Feltham:

    The hooting fowler seldom takes much game. When a man has a project in his mind, digested and fixed by consideration, it is wise to keep it secret till the time that his designs arrive at their despatch and perfection. He is unwise who brags much either of what he will do or what he shall have, for if what he speaks of fall not out accordingly, instead of applause, a mock and scorn will follow him.

  2. John Adams:

    Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.

  3. Chris Barron:

    Whenever the left wants to lampoon someone on the right President Trump always play the gay card. This is exactly what they think of gay people - that our lives and our relationships are jokes. Something deserving of ridicule and scorn, most middle school children behave better than this.

  4. 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.

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

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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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