Definition of 'scorn'

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Example sentences containing 'scorn'

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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The Sun (2016)No one can publicly admit to seeing the bright side without inviting ridicule and scorn. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some lecturers have poured scorn on the campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The scorn and mockery heaped on this particular law firm was astonishing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Now he knows how a scorned wife feels. The Sun (2014)The plan backfires and the pair end up locked in reciprocal scorn and contempt. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)But one young female trainee poured scorn on the idea. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some of us who have been exposing this deception over the years have been heaped with scorn. Christianity Today (2000)At the heart of her imagining is the bitterness of being scorned by worthless people who have power and money. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She's had enough of being the woman scorned. The Sun (2016)They are not a phenomenon to be understood, but objects of ridicule and scorn. Greeley, Andrew M. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)He could not bear his wife 's scorn once she realised he had not succeeded. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)When the scandals came to light, sadness turned to scorn and contempt. Garraty, John Arthur The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)She's a woman scorned and will do what it takes to hit him where it hurts. The Sun (2010)Perhaps the years of abuse, ridicule and scorn make a fully grown redhead all the stronger for it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Remove our legal right to heap scorn, and there is no reason not to do it at all. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Once the gold standard of investment banking, it is the target of political scorn and public ire on two continents. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Public scorn needs to grow. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To think how I used to scorn people who were always complaining of the cold. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Dealers would not show him, as he had a disconcerting habit of giving his paintings away for free, and he openly showed his scorn for them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)


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Translations for 'scorn'

British English: scorn NOUN
If you treat someone or something with scorn, you show that you do not like or respect them.
Researchers greeted the proposal with scorn.
British English: scorn VERB
If you scorn someone or something, you feel or show contempt for them.
Several leading officers have quite openly scorned the peace talks.


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