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scorn

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scorn

  1. 1 to show contempt for <scorned the religious traditions of their ancestors> Synonyms contemn, dis (also diss) [slang], disdain, disrespect, high-hat, look down (on or upon), slight, sniff (at), snoot, snub Related Words scout; abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; belittle, deplore, deprecate, disparage; disapprove (of), discountenance, disfavor, frown (on or upon) Phrases look down one's nose (at), sneeze at, thumb one's nose (at), walk over Near Antonyms cherish, prize, treasure, value; admire, esteem, lionize; hallow, revere, venerate, worship; accept, appreciate, approve (of), care (for), countenance, favor, OK (or okay), subscribe (to) Antonyms honor, respect

  2. 2 to ignore in a disrespectful manner <she scorned the advice of her ophthalmologist and had the laser eye surgery anyway> Synonyms despise, disregard, flout Related Words dismiss, forget, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slur (over); belittle, deprecate, disparage, slight Near Antonyms accept, approve; use





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