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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

The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.
Calvin Coolidge

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

I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
Baruch Spinoza

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
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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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