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Synonyms for scorn

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scorn

    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." Trench Serm. 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.

    abhor, abominate, despise, detest, dislike, hate, loathe, nauseate, shun

    admire, approve, covet, crave, desire, enjoy, esteem, esteem, like, love, relish

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scornverb

    contemn, despise, slight, disdain, disregard, sibilate, vilipend, spurn, scout

    honor, regard, esteem, venerate, respect, applaud, salute

  2. scornnoun

    mockery, disdain, contempt, sneer, slight, opprobrium

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contempt, disdain, scorn, despitenoun

    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

    "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"

    patronage, contempt, condescension, disdain, despite, disrespect

  2. contempt, scornverb

    open disrespect for a person or thing

    contempt, disdain, despite, disrespect

  3. contemn, despise, scorn, disdainverb

    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"

    contemn, spurn, reject, pooh-pooh, turn down, freeze off, despise, disdain

  4. reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downverb

    reject with contempt

    "She spurned his advances"

    freeze off, eliminate, rule out, lower, resist, despise, winnow out, contemn, decline, lour, spurn, pass up, pooh-pooh, reject, disapprove, disdain, turn away, refuse, turn down

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scornverb

    contemn, despise, disdain, scout, slight, hold in contempt

  2. scornverb


  3. scornnoun

    contempt, disdain, derision, mockery, slight, sneer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scornnoun

    contempt, disdain, derision, contumely, mockery, slight

  2. scornverb

    despise, reject, contemn, disregard, scout, spurn

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scorn":

    contempt, disdain, disregard, despise, defiance, derision

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How to use scorn in a sentence?

  1. Bobby Ghosh:

    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.

  2. Feltham:

    The hooting fowler seldom takes much game. When a man has a project in his mind, digested and fixed by consideration, it is wise to keep it secret till the time that his designs arrive at their despatch and perfection. He is unwise who brags much either of what he will do or what he shall have, for if what he speaks of fall not out accordingly, instead of applause, a mock and scorn will follow him.

  3. Mahabharata:

    Let none with scorn a suppliant meet, Or from the door untended spurn A dog; an outcast kindly treat; And so thou shalt be blest in turn.

  4. John Adams:

    The nature of the encroachment upon American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer; it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity and frugality become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole of society.

  5. Mary Ellen Kelly:

    Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.

Translations for scorn

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  • سخريةArabic
  • opovržení, opovrhovat, pohrdatCzech
  • Verachtung, verachten, verspotten, verschmähenGerman
  • περιφρονώ, κοροϊδεύω, περιφρόνησηGreek
  • menospreciar, despreciar, rechazar, desprecio, desdén, desdeñarSpanish
  • torjua, halveksua, halveksiaFinnish
  • dédain, mépriser, mépris, dédaignerFrench
  • לבוז, שאט-נפשHebrew
  • disprezzo, disdegnare, disprezzareItalian
  • 軽蔑Japanese
  • 경멸Korean
  • whakarekoMāori
  • minachten, verachten, verachting, minachtingDutch
  • foraktNorwegian
  • lekceważenie, odrzucić, drwić, lekceważyć, pogarda, wzgardzić, gardzić, szydzićPolish
  • desprezo, desdenhar, escárnio, menosprezar, desprezar, desdémPortuguese
  • alqochayQuechua
  • refuza, dispreț, disprețui, urî, respingeRomanian
  • презирать, презрение, насмехаться, относиться с пренебрежением, глумитьсяRussian
  • förakt, förakta, hånSwedish
  • خوفناکUrdu

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. mesmerized
    • B. fascinated
    • C. disenchanted
    • D. transfixed

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