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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

If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby 'it.'
T. S. Eliot

That's the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.
Philip Pullman

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

I do not demand equal pay for any women save those who do equal work in value. Scorn to be coddled by your employers; make them understand that you are in their service as workers, not as women.
Susan B. Anthony
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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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