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English noun: scorn

1. scorn (feeling) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

SamplesHe was held in contempt.
The despite in which outsiders were held is legendary.

Synonymscontempt, despite, disdain

Broader (hypernym)dislike

2. scorn (communication) open disrespect for a person or thing


Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, disrespect

Narrower (hyponym)fleer, leer, sneer, sneer

English verb: scorn

1. scorn (emotion) look down on with disdain

SamplesHe despises the people he has to work for.
The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately.

ExamplesSam cannot scorn Sue

Synonymscontemn, despise, disdain

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)detest, hate

Narrower (hyponym)look down on

2. scorn (communication) reject with contempt

SamplesShe spurned his advances.

Synonymsdisdain, freeze off, pooh-pooh, reject, spurn, turn down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)decline, refuse

Narrower (hyponym)rebuff, repel, snub

Verb groupdecline, pass up, refuse, refuse, reject, reject, turn away, turn down, turn down

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