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See definition of scorn on Dictionary.com
  • nouncontempt toward something
  • verbhold in contempt; look down on

synonyms for scorn

  • derision
  • disdain
  • mockery
  • ridicule
  • sarcasm
  • sneer
  • contemptuousness
  • contumely
  • despisal
  • despite
  • disparagement
  • disregard
  • jeering
  • scoffing
  • slight
  • sport
  • taunting
  • teasing
  • despisement
  • scornfulness
See also synonyms for: scorned / scorning / scorns
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antonyms for scorn

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  • flattery
  • praise
  • respect
  • compliment
  • approval
  • delight
  • pleasure
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How to use scorn in a sentence

Plus, social media scorn also takes place after the fact—when harm to the animal has already been done.
THE ETHICS OF WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHYMIKE KOSHMRLAPRIL 14, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
They toiled on southern plantations and in northern coal mines, were restricted to living in mining towns and the like, and were treated with scorn and abuse.
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Second, his scorn for President Putin appears to have touched the president in a more personal way than previous critics.
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The United States becomes a fixed entity with static principles, inviting approval or scorn.
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Unsanitary conditions in those camps helped fuel a health crisis that drew international scorn on San Diego.
FAULCONER HOPES HIS ACTION ON HOMELESSNESS WILL OVERSHADOW HIS FAILURELISA HALVERSTADTDECEMBER 7, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Then she put her anger from her; put from her, too, the insolence and scorn with which so lavishly she had addressed him hitherto.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
But scorn is far more volcanic than glacial and a poor barrier between sex and judgment.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
"Mr. Capt don't demean himself to chambermaids, Miss Lucy," retorted the abigail with angry scorn.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
For all his vaunted scorn of being a butcher at a price, now that he heard the price he seemed not half so scornful.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
His face was ash-coloured and his black eyebrows quivered as though the blaze of her scorn had blinded him.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
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WORDS RELATED TO SCORN

  • abominate
  • be allergic to
  • be down on
  • be grossed out by
  • despise
  • detest
  • hate
  • have no use for
  • loathe
  • scorn
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Fletcherizeverb (used with or without object) | [flech-uh-rahyz ]SEE DEFINITION