Definition of "scorning" [scorning]

  • Present participle of scorn. (verb)

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Use "scorning" in a sentence
  • "Habitual scoffing and scorning is a sign of a people without hope, who have buried their talent."
  • "Jerome translates, "Thou hast not been as a harlot in scorning (that is, who ordinarily scorns) a hire offered," in order to get a larger one: nay, thou hast offered hire thyself to thy lovers (Eze 16: 33, 34)."
  • "Scorners that delight in scorning -- proud people that take a pleasure in hectoring all about them, jovial people that banter all mankind, and make a jest of every thing that comes in their way."