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Definition of "scorn" []

  • Contempt or disdain felt toward a person or object considered despicable or unworthy. (noun)
  • The expression of such an attitude in behavior or speech; derision. (noun)
  • One spoken of or treated with contempt. (noun)
  • To consider or treat as contemptible or unworthy. (verb-transitive)
  • To reject or refuse with derision. See Synonyms at despise. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scorn" in a sentence
  • "In spite of what he called his scorn of vulgar prejudices, he felt a thrill of strange emotion as he looked on these once familiar objects."
  • "Grayson is a freshman congressman who has drawn scorn from the GOP and has quickly built a nationwide following of progressives."
  • "That effeminate creature in the 7-11 you scorn is suffering the consequences of other mens sins, you only lower yourself if you abuse that person because of your own false perceptions."