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synonyms for scorning

  • abhor
  • defy
  • deride
  • despise
  • disdain
  • disregard
  • flout
  • hate
  • ignore
  • mock
  • refute
  • reject
  • repudiate
  • ridicule
  • shun
  • spurn
  • taunt
  • avoid
  • confute
  • contemn
  • gibe
  • refuse
  • renounce
  • slight
  • sneer
  • trash
  • be above
  • consider beneath one
  • make fun of
  • put down
  • run down
  • scoff at
  • turn back on
  • turn nose up at

antonyms for scorning

MOST RELEVANT
  • accept
  • admire
  • approve
  • cherish
  • compliment
  • esteem
  • flatter
  • like
  • love
  • note
  • pay attention
  • praise
  • ratify
  • regard
  • respect
  • sanction
  • allow
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How to use scorning in a sentence

But Gilbert, like a disarmed gladiator, had received the proud speech and the scorning looks straight in the heart.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
He looked into my eye, and I returned his gaze, scorning to ask him not to take advantage of me, now that I was fallen.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
"No, I wasn't listening," said Cecily, scorning apology or excuse.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
We are to earn the joys of a higher existence, 25 not by scorning, but by using, all the gifts of God in this.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
Ftatateeta, despising them and scorning the soldiers, pushes her way through the crowd and confronts the spear points undismayed.
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRAGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Some were left, as though the thief had fastidiously made his selection, scorning to trouble himself with anything but the best.
THE SECOND LATCHKEYCHARLES NORRIS WILLIAMSON AND ALICE MURIEL WILLIAMSON
Bruce had to ask for the grace of meekness, whilst he was inwardly scorning a sister for weakness and a brother for folly.
THE HAUNTED ROOMA. L. O. E.
Scorning the danger, in order to encourage the sick man, the doctor drinks out of the very cup which the invalid has used.
CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN NOVELISTSSERGE PERSKY
A (p. 788) fierce fire was poured on the hostile craft, that came on sullenly, as if scorning to make reply.
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESWILLIS J. ABBOT.
Scorning the ladder that curved along the Dome to the ground, he threw himself at the polished round side of the great hemisphere.
THE GREAT DOME ON MERCURYARTHUR LEO ZAGAT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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