scorn

scorn
scorner, n.scorningly, adv.
/skawrn/, 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. laugh to scorn, to ridicule; deride: Her good advice was laughed to scorn.
v.t.
5. to treat or regard with contempt or disdain: They scorned the old beggar.
6. to reject, refuse, or ignore with contempt or disdain: She scorned my help.
v.i.
7. to mock; jeer.
[1150-1200; (n.) ME scorn, scarn < OF escarn < Gmc (cf. obs. D schern mockery, trickery); (v.) ME skarnen, sc(h)ornen < OF escharnir, eschernir Gmc]
Syn. 1. contumely. See contempt. 5. disdain, contemn, despise, detest.
Ant. 3. praise.

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