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Definition of Scorn

Scorn

  1. Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter meanness and unworthiness of an object.
  2. An act or expression of extreme contempt.
  3. An object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision.
  4. To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to disdain.
  5. To treat with extreme contempt; to make the object of insult; to mock; to scoff at; to deride.
  6. To scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach; to act disdainfully.

Scorn Quotations

Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts.
Benito Mussolini

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
George Bernard Shaw

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
Albert Camus

The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
Albert Camus

Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
William Shakespeare
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Scorn Translations

scorn in German is Verachtung, verachten, Hohn
scorn in Italian is disprezzare, vilipendi, scherno
scorn in Latin is contemptio
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