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scorn

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1 to show contempt for
  • scorned the traditions of their ancestors
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look down one's nose (at), sneeze at, thumb one's nose (at), walk over

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2 to ignore in a disrespectful manner
  • She scorned the advice of her ophthalmologist and had the laser eye surgery anyway.
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despise, contemn, scorn, disdain mean to regard as unworthy of one's notice or consideration. despise may suggest an emotional response ranging from strong dislike to loathing.
    • despises cowards
contemn implies a vehement condemnation of a person or thing as low, vile, feeble, or ignominious.
    • contemns the image of women promoted by advertisers
scorn implies a ready or indignant contempt.
    • scorns the very thought of retirement
disdain implies an arrogant or supercilious aversion to what is regarded as unworthy.
    • disdained popular music


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