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SCORN'FUL, adjective

1. Contemptuous; disdainful; entertaining scorn; insolent.

Th' enamor'd deity the scornful damsel shuns.

2. Acting in defiance or disregard.

Scornful of winter's frost and summer's sun.

3. In Scripture, holding religion in contempt; treating with disdain religion and the dispensations of God.