Pronunciation: (skôrn), [key]
1. open or unqualified contempt; disdain: His face and attitude showed the scorn he felt.
2. an object of derision or contempt.
3. a derisive or contemptuous action or speech.
4. laugh to scorn, to ridicule; deride: Her good advice was laughed to scorn.
1. to treat or regard with contempt or disdain: They scorned the old beggar.
2. to reject, refuse, or ignore with contempt or disdain: She scorned my help.
to mock; jeer.
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