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scorn

scorn

 
pronunciation:
skorn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: undisguised contempt; derision.
synonyms:
contempt, derision, disdain, mockery, opprobrium
antonyms:
admiration, honor, respect
similar words:
ridicule
definition 2: the object of contemptuous expression or treatment.
That silly program is the scorn of all television critics.
synonyms:
target
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scorned, scorning, scorns
definition 1: to think of or treat with derision or contempt.
The aristocrats scorned him because of his shabby clothes.
synonyms:
contemn, deride, disdain, mock
antonyms:
cherish, respect, reverence, worship
similar words:
affront, belittle, despise, jeer, ostracize, ridicule, scoff at, slight, sneer at, snub
definition 2: to refuse with disdain.
She scorned all offers of financial help.
synonyms:
disdain, mock, spurn
similar words:
decline, disregard, flout, ignore, refuse, repudiate, scoff at, sneer at, sneeze at, snub
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to express derision or disdain; mock.
synonyms:
mock
similar words:
jeer, scoff, sneer, spurn
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derivations: scorningly (adv.), scorner (n.)
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