Examples of spurn in a sentence
<fiercely independent, the elderly couple spurned all offers of financial help>
Origin and Etymology of spurn
Middle English, from Old English spurnan; akin to Old High German spurnan to kick, Latin spernere to spurn, Greek spairein to quiver
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of spurn
First Known Use of spurn
SPURN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spurn for English Language Learners
: to refuse to accept (someone or something that you do not think deserves your respect, attention, affection, etc.)
SPURN Defined for Kids
Definition of spurn for Students
: to reject with scorn He spurned the offer.
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