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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


Synonymscontempt


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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