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SCORN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scorn mean? 

SCORN (noun)
  The noun SCORN has 2 senses:

1. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
2. open disrespect for a person or thing

  Familiarity information: SCORN used as a noun is rare.


SCORN (verb)
  The verb SCORN has 2 senses:

1. look down on with disdain
2. reject with contempt

  Familiarity information: SCORN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCORN (noun)


Sense 1scorn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

contempt; despite; disdain; scorn

Context examples:

he was held in contempt / the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary

Hypernyms ("scorn" is a kind of...):

dislike (a feeling of aversion or antipathy)


Sense 2scorn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open disrespect for a person or thing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

scorn; contempt

Hypernyms ("scorn" is a kind of...):

discourtesy; disrespect (an expression of lack of respect)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scorn"):

fleer (contempt expressed by mockery in looks or words)

leer; sneer (a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls)

sneer (a contemptuous or scornful remark)


SCORN (verb)


Sense 1scorn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look down on with disdain

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

contemn; despise; disdain; scorn

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "scorn" is one way to...):

detest; hate (dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scorn"):

look down on (regard with contempt)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot scorn Sue


Sense 2scorn [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reject with contempt

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

spurn; freeze off; scorn; pooh-pooh; disdain; turn down; reject

Context example:

She spurned his advances

Hypernyms (to "scorn" is one way to...):

decline; refuse (show unwillingness towards)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scorn"):

rebuff; repel; snub (reject outright and bluntly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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