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noun. ['ˈskɔrn'] lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike.
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Rhymes with Scorn
How do you pronounce scorn?
Pronounce scorn as skɔrn.
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Sentences with scorn
1. Verb, base form
Brown describes it "as if all Nature were laughing him to scorn."
Everyone reacted with scorn, demanding to know, "What is that?"
Quotes about scorn
1. I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which 'Escape' is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?
- J.R.R. Tolkien
2. I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
- Baruch Spinoza
3. Fiction is about everything human and we are made out of dust, and if you scorn getting yourself dusty, then you shouldn't try to write fiction. It's not a grand enough job for you.
- Flannery O'Connor
verb. ['ˈskɔrn'] look down on with disdain.
- look down on
noun. ['ˈskɔrn'] open disrespect for a person or thing.
verb. ['ˈskɔrn'] reject with contempt.
- turn down
- pass up
- freeze off
- turn away