contempt, disdain, scorn, despite(noun)
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
"he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
open disrespect for a person or thing
contemn, despise, scorn, disdain(verb)
look down on with disdain
"He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"
reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down(verb)
reject with contempt
"She spurned his advances"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abhor is stronger than despise, implying a shuddering recoil, especially a moral recoil. "How many shun evil as inconvenient who do not abhor it as hateful."
TrenchSerm. in Westm. Abbey xxvi, 297. [ Murray's"New English Dictionary"] Detest expresses indignation, with something of contempt. Loathe implies disgust, physical or moral. We abhor a traitor, despise a coward, detest a liar. We dislike an uncivil person. We abhor cruelty, hate tyranny. We loathe a reptile or a flatterer. We abhor Milton's heroic Satan, but we can not despise him.
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How to use scorn in a sentence?
Trump wears the scorn of Jeb Bush like a medal.
O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me: of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse.
And I’ve got this guy standing over there looking at me, talking about New York values with scorn in Donald Trump face, with hatred, hatred of New York.
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
Affliction hardens and discourages us because, like a red hot iron, it stamps the soul to its very depths with the scorn, the disgust, and even the self-hatred and sense of guilt that crime logically should produce but actually does not.”
Translations for scorn
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- opovrhovat, pohrdat, opovrženíCzech
- verschmähen, verachten, verspotten, VerachtungGerman
- κοροϊδεύω, περιφρόνηση, περιφρονώGreek
- despreciar, rechazar, desprecio, desdén, desdeñar, menospreciarSpanish
- halveksia, halveksua, torjuaFinnish
- mépriser, dédaigner, mépris, dédainFrench
- שאט-נפש, לבוזHebrew
- disdegnare, disprezzare, disprezzoItalian
- verachting, minachting, verachten, minachtenDutch
- drwić, pogarda, wzgardzić, gardzić, szydzić, lekceważenie, odrzucić, lekceważyćPolish
- escárnio, desdém, menosprezar, desprezar, desdenhar, desprezoPortuguese
- disprețui, refuza, dispreț, urî, respingeRomanian
- презирать, глумиться, презрение, относиться с пренебрежением, насмехатьсяRussian
- hån, förakt, föraktaSwedish
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