Complete Definition of "scorn"

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English
Etymology
Alteration of OF. escarn (cognate with Spanish escarnio and Italian scherno).

Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)n|-ÉË(r)n

Verb
en-verb

  1. To feel contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.
  2. To scoff, express contempt
  3. To reject, turn down

#: She scorned his romantic advances.

Translations
trans-top|To feel contempt or disdain for something or somebody
Dutch: minachten, verachten
Finnish: halveksia, halveksua
French: mépriser, dédaigner
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German: verachten
Greek: κοÏοÏδεÏÏ (koroïthevó)
Italiano: disprezzare
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trans-top|To scoff or express contempt
French: mépriser
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German: verspotten
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trans-top|To reject
Finnish: torjua
German: verschmähen
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Greek: ÏεÏιÏÏÎ¿Î½Ï (perifronó)
Italiano: disprezzare
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Chinese: èè¦, èè§
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ttbc|Spanish: despreciar

Noun
scorn (uncountable)

  1. Contempt or disdain towards a despicable or unworthy person

Quotations
circa 1605: The cry is still 'They come': our castle's strength / Will laugh a siege to scorn — w:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, w:Macbeth|Macbeth
1967: Rain of tears, real, mist of imagined scorn — John Berryman, Berryman's Sonnets. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Translations
trans-top|contempt, disdain
Chinese: è¼è, è½»è
Dutch: minachting f, verachting f
French: mépris m, dédain m
German: Verachtung f
Greek: ÏεÏιÏÏÏνηÏη f
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Japanese: 軽è
Korean: 경멸
Italian: disprezzo m
Portuguese: desprezo m
Spanish: desprecio m, despreciar, desdén m, desdeñar
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Derived terms
scornful

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