Thesaurus

scorn

noun

scorn

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scorn

  1. 1 to show contempt for scorned the religious traditions of their ancestors Synonyms of scorn contemn, dis (also diss) [slang], disdain, disrespect, high-hat, look down (on or upon), slight, sniff (at), snoot, snub Words Related to scorn 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 of scorn 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 of scorn 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 of scorn despise, disregard, flout Words Related to scorn dismiss, forget, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slur (over); belittle, deprecate, disparage, slight Near Antonyms of scorn accept, approve; use

Synonym Discussion of scorn

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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