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?
We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.
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.
For a significant manwoman, the one thought he values greatly, to the laughter and scorn of insignificant men, is a key to hidden treasure chambers; for those others, it is nothing but a piece of old iron.
The intention which is fixed on God as its only end will keep people steady in their purposes, and deliver them from being the joke and scorn of fortune.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
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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