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Meaning of scorn

scorn

Pronunciation: (skôrn), [key]
— n.
  1. open or unqualified contempt; disdain: His face and attitude showed the scorn he felt.
  2. an object of derision or contempt.
  3. a derisive or contemptuous action or speech.
  4. to ridicule; deride: Her good advice was laughed to scorn.
—v.t.
  1. to treat or regard with contempt or disdain: They scorned the old beggar.
  2. to reject, refuse, or ignore with contempt or disdain: She scorned my help.
—v.i.
  1. to mock; jeer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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