scorn (scorns, present participle scorning; past and past participle scorned)
- (transitive) To feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.
- We scorn what is in itself contemptible or disgraceful.
- (transitive) To reject#Verb|reject, turn down.
- He scorned her romantic advances.
- (transitive) To refuse#Verb|refuse to do something, as beneath oneself.
- She scorned to show weakness.
- (intransitive) To scoff, to express contempt.
- French: mépriser, dédaigner
- German: verachten
- Italian: disprezzare, disdegnare
- Portuguese: desprezar, desdenhar, menosprezar
- Russian: презира́ть
- Spanish: despreciar, desdeñar, menospreciar
- (uncountable) Contempt or disdain.
- (countable) A display of disdain; a slight.
- Every sullen frown and bitter scorn / But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.
- (countable) An object of disdain, contempt, or derision.
- See also Thesaurus:contempt
- French: mépris, dédain
- German: Verachtung
- Italian: disprezzo
- Portuguese: desprezo, escárnio, desdém
- Russian: презре́ние
- Spanish: desprecio, desdén, escarnio, ludibrio (formal)