American English

Definition of scorn noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a strong feeling that someone or something is stupid or not good enough, usually shown by the way you speak synonym contempt
  2. 2 Her fellow teachers greeted her proposal with scorn. She was unable to hide the scorn in her voice. scorn for somebody/something They had nothing but scorn for his political views.
  3. Idioms
    pour/heap scorn on somebody/something
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    to speak about someone or something in a way that shows that you do not respect them or have a good opinion of them
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scorn