- 1to reject or refuse someone or something, especially in a proud way synonym shun
- 2 Eve spurned Mark's invitation. a spurned lover The president spurned the tight security surrounding him and adopted a more intimate style of campaigning.
NAmE//spərn//spurn somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spurn
he / she / it spurns
past simple spurned
-ing form spurning