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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
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.
To taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously. --Shak.
Syn: To contemn; despise; disdain. See Contemn.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: treated with contempt [syn: despised, detested,
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