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SCORN, noun

1. Extreme contempt; that disdain which springs from a person's opinion of the meanness of an object, and a consciousness or belief of his own superiority or worth.

He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone. Esther 3:6.

Every sullen frown and bitter scorn but fann'd the fuel that too fast did burn.

2. A subject of extreme contempt, disdain or derision; that which is treated with contempt.

Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are around us. Psalms 44:13.

To think scorn to disdain; to despise. obsolete

To laugh to scorn to deride; to make a mock of; to ridicule as contemptible.

They laughed us to scorn Nehemiah 2:19.

SCORN, verb transitive

1. to hold in extreme contempt; to despise; to contemn; to disdain. job. 16.

Surely he scorneth the scorner; but he giveth grace to the lowly. Proverbs 3:34.

2. to think unworth; to disdain.

Fame that delights around the world to stray, scorns not to take our Argos in her way.

3. To slight; to disregard; to neglect.

This my long suff'rance and my day of grace, those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.

SCORN, verb intransitive To scorn at, to scoff at; to treat with contumely, derision or reproach. obsolete