scorn


scorn
01. She [scorned] my offer to help her, saying she could do better job without me.
02. He is very [scornful] of any suggestion that someone else in the firm might be a better salesman.
03. Management's claim that they needed to cut workers' salaries in order to survive was greeted with [scorn] by the union.
04. She has [scorned] her parents' traditional viewpoints by living with her boyfriend
05. The crowd booed [scornfully] at the President's suggestion that the poor would benefit from tax cuts for the rich.
06. When I asked Jessica for a date, she laughed [scornfully] and said, "Never in a million years."
07. The young boy was treated with [scorn] by his teammates when he cried after striking out.
08. When she saw my new haircut, my ex-girlfriend just laughed [scornfully] and said "Nice haircut. Did you do it yourself?"
09. Many reviewers initially [scorned] rock 'n' roll music as a fad which would quickly pass.
10. The Prime Minister poured [scorn] on the Opposition leader's remarks, suggesting he was ill-informed and out of touch with public sentiment.
11. He [scorns] reviewers who criticize his books saying that critics are just failed writers.
12. Although Céline Dion is wildly popular internationally, she is sometimes [scorned] in her Quebec home for pursuing her singing career in English.
13. She [scorned] his request for a date, openly laughing in his face and suggesting she was completely out of his league.
14. George Bernard Shaw once said that silence is the most perfect expression of [scorn].
15. A Peruvian proverb notes that in life the son is [scornful] of the father, but in business the father is [scornful] of the son.

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  • scorn´er — scorn «skrn», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to look down upon; think of as mean or low; despise: »Honest boys scorn sneaks and liars. Death had he seen…knew all his shapes, and scorn d them all (Scott). SYNONYM(S): disdain, spurn. 2. to reject or refuse… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scorn — (sk[^o]rn), n. [OE. scorn, scarn, scharn, OF. escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. OHG. skern mockery, skern[=o]n to mock; but cf. also OF. escorner to mock.] 1. Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scorn — Scorn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorned} (sk[^o]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scoring}.] [OE. scornen, scarnen, schornen, OF. escarnir, escharnir. See {Scorn}, n.] 1. To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scorn — is a feeling of contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise. Scorn may also refer to:Music * Scorn (band) * Scorn of the Women , an album by Weddings Parties Anything * Scorn Defeat , an album by Sigh * Forever Scorned , an album by …   Wikipedia

  • scorn — scorn·er; scorn·ful; scorn; scorn·ful·ly; scorn·ful·ness; …   English syllables

  • Scorn — Pays d’origine Birmingham, Angleterre  Royaume Uni Genre musical Dub, Musique industrielle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • scorn — [skôrn] n. [ME < OFr escharn < escharnir, to scorn < Gmc base akin to OHG skernon, to mock, scern, a joke < IE base * (s)ker , to leap, jump about > Gr skairein, to jump, dance] 1. extreme, often indignant, contempt for someone or… …   English World dictionary

  • Scorn — (sk[^o]rn), v. i. To scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach; to act disdainfully. [1913 Webster] He said mine eyes were black and my hair black, And, now I am remembered, scorned at me. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scorn — Allgemeine Infor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • scorn — n disdain, contempt, despite (see under DESPISE) Analogous words: superciliousness, insolence, disdainfulness (see corresponding adjectives at PROUD): scoffing, flouting, jeering, gibing (see SCOFF): deriding or derision, ridiculing or ridicule,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • scorn — [n] contempt toward something contemptuousness, contumely, derision, despisal, despisement, despite, disdain, disparagement, disregard, jeering, mockery, ridicule, sarcasm, scoffing, scornfulness, slight, sneer, sport, taunting, teasing; concepts …   New thesaurus