scorn - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/skɔː(r)n/
present tense
I/you/we/theyscorn
he/she/itscorns
present participlescorning
past tensescorned
past participlescorned
  1. 1
    to treat someone or something as if they do not deserve your approval or respect

    Since she moved to the city, she scorns what she calls our provincial ways.

  2. 2
    if someone scorns to do something, they are not willing to do or accept something because they believe it is stupid, unreasonable, or not good enough for them

    He scorned to stoop to such tactics.