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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scorn  \Scorn\  (sk[^o]rn),  v.  i. 
  To  scoff;  to  mock;  to  show  contumely,  derision,  or  reproach; 
  to  act  disdainfully. 
  He  said  mine  eyes  were  black  and  my  hair  black,  And 
  now  I  am  remembered,  scorned  at  me  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scorn  \Scorn\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scorned}  (sk[^o]rnd);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Scoring}.]  [OE.  scornen,  scarnen  schornen  OF 
  escarnir  escharnir  See  {Scorn},  n.] 
  1.  To  hold  in  extreme  contempt;  to  reject  as  unworthy  of 
  regard;  to  despise;  to  contemn;  to  disdain. 
  I  scorn  thy  meat;  't  would  choke  me  --Shak. 
  This  my  long  sufferance,  and  my  day  of  grace,  Those 
  who  neglect  and  scorn  shall  never  taste.  --Milton. 
  We  scorn  what  is  in  itself  contemptible  or 
  disgraceful.  --C.  J.  Smith. 
  2.  To  treat  with  extreme  contempt;  to  make  the  object  of 
  insult;  to  mock;  to  scoff  at  to  deride. 
  His  fellow,  that  lay  by  his  bed's  side  Gan  for  to 
  laugh,  and  scorned  him  full  fast  --Chaucer. 
  To  taunt  and  scorn  you  thus  opprobriously.  --Shak. 
  Syn:  To  contemn;  despise;  disdain.  See  {Contemn}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scorn  \Scorn\  (sk[^o]rn),  n.  [OE.  scorn,  scarn,  scharn,  OF 
  escarn,  escharn,  eschar,  of  German  origin;  cf  OHG.  skern 
  mockery,  skern[=o]n  to  mock;  but  cf  also  OF  escorner  to 
  1.  Extreme  and  lofty  contempt;  haughty  disregard;  that 
  disdain  which  springs  from  the  opinion  of  the  utter 
  meanness  and  unworthiness  of  an  object. 
  Scorn  at  first  makes  after  love  the  more  --Shak. 
  And  wandered  backward  as  in  scorn,  To  wait  an  [ae]on 
  to  be  born.  --Emerson. 
  2.  An  act  or  expression  of  extreme  contempt. 
  Every  sullen  frown  and  bitter  scorn  But  fanned  the 
  fuel  that  too  fast  did  burn.  --Dryden. 
  3.  An  object  of  extreme  disdain,  contempt,  or  derision. 
  Thou  makest  us  a  reproach  to  our  neighbors,  a  scorn 
  and  a  derision  to  them  that  are  round  about  us 
  --Ps.  xliv. 
  {To  think  scorn},  to  regard  as  worthy  of  scorn  or  contempt; 
  to  disdain.  ``He  thought  scorn  to  lay  hands  on  Mordecai 
  alone.''  --Esther  iii.  6. 
  {To  laugh  to  scorn},  to  deride;  to  make  a  mock  of  to 
  ridicule  as  contemptible. 
  Syn:  Contempt;  disdain;  derision;  contumely;  despite;  slight; 
  dishonor;  mockery. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  lack  of  respect  accompanied  by  a  feeling  of  intense  dislike 
  [syn:  {contempt},  {disdain}] 
  2:  open  disrespect  for  a  person  or  thing  [syn:  {contempt}] 
  v  1:  look  down  on  with  disdain;  "He  despises  the  people  he  has  to 
  work  for";  "The  professor  scorns  the  students  who  don't 
  catch  on  immediately"  [syn:  {contemn},  {despise},  {disdain}] 
  2:  reject  with  contempt;  "She  spurned  his  advances"  [syn:  {reject}, 
  {spurn},  {freeze  off},  {pooh-pooh},  {disdain},  {turn  down}] 

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