Synonyms of scorn
contemptDictionary • They greeted the proposal with scorn.
contempt • I will treat that remark with the contempt it deserves.
disdain • She looked at him with disdain.
mockery • Was there a glint of mockery in his eyes?
derision • He tried to calm them but was greeted with shouts of derision.
sneer • Best-selling authors may have to face the sneers of the literati.
sarcasm • His voice was heavy with sarcasm.
disparagement • They were unanimous in their disparagement of the book.
, high regard
despiseDictionary • People scorn me as a single parent. • people who scorned traditional methods
despise • How I despised myself for my cowardice.
disdain • a political leader who disdained the compromises of politics
slight • They felt slighted by not being adequately consulted.
spurn • a spurned lover
rebuff • He wanted to go out with with Julie but she rebuffed him.
deride • This theory is widely derided by conventional scientists.
flout • illegal campers who persist in flouting the law
look down on
make fun of
hold in contempt
turn up your nose at (informal)
curl your lip at
consider beneath you
, look favourably on
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contemptIf you have contempt for someone or something, you have no respect for them or think that they are unimportant.
• I will treat that remark with the contempt it deserves.
contumely (literary)scornful or insulting language or behaviour
derideIf you deride someone or something, you say that they are stupid or have no value.
• This theory is widely derided by conventional scientists.
Thesaurus for scorn from the Collins English Thesaurus
open contempt or disdain for a person or thing; derision