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scorn

scorn

pronunciation:
skorn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a feeling of hatred for someone or something thought of as worthless or evil.
She looked with scorn upon the man who had told lies about her.
synonyms:
contempt
antonyms:
admiration, honor, respect
similar words:
ridicule
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: scorned, scorning, scorns
definition 1: to treat as hateful or not proper.
They scorned the idea of dressing in silly costumes.
synonyms:
mock
antonyms:
cherish, respect, reverence, worship
similar words:
affront, despise, ridicule, slight, sneer at, snub
definition 2: to refuse.
She scorned all offers of help.
similar words:
decline, disregard, ignore, refuse, sneer at, snub
derivations: scorningly (adv.), scorner (n.)
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