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.
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.
I think the criticism is understandable -- the terrorists themselves are claiming to be doing this in the name of Islam, and the White House is having to walk this very fine line, it basically risks scorn because people are going to take away from this -- some people -- that the White House is bending over too far backwards and not addressing the problem head on.
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.
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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