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scorn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscornscorn1 /skɔːn $ skɔːrn/ noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 MAKE FUN OFthe feeling that someone or something is stupid or does not deserve respect syn contemptscorn for πŸ”Š He felt scorn for his working-class parents.with scorn πŸ”Š Rachel looked at me with scorn.2 β†’ pour scorn on somebody/something
Examples from the Corpus
scornβ€’ Rosie said with that upper lip twisting in scorn.β€’ Who stare at us with incredulous scorn.β€’ But remember my scorn for the so-called airtight argument!β€’ I vacillated between the false potency of scorn and feelings of ineptitude.β€’ Wrong to fear fitzAlan's impatience or scorn.β€’ But Washington last night poured scorn on Mr Chretien's veto claim.scorn forβ€’ He could barely disguise his scorn for her.
scornscorn2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 REJECT/NOT ACCEPTto show that you think that something is stupid, unreasonable, or not worth accepting πŸ”Š Many women scorn the use of make-up.2 to criticize someone or something because you think they do not deserve respect πŸ”Š He scorned the government’s record in dealing with crime.β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
scornβ€’ The limits of convention were hers to scorn.β€’ Hell hath no fury like a user scorned.β€’ Marry as I order you or I brand you as wanton for everyone to scorn.β€’ Skinner's ideas were scorned by many American psychologists.β€’ Admired by the young and scorned by the old.β€’ Many scorned it but rapturous press reviews helped push the record up into the high altitudes of the independent chart.β€’ My kids used to scorn my politics as right-wing selfishness.β€’ It is too valuable a document of human heartbreak and muddle to be scorned or dismissed.β€’ Many young people scorn polite behaviour as insincere.β€’ As they undressed and put their worn-out shoes beneath their beds, they again scorned the efforts of the soldier.β€’ Where glues are concerned, I, personally, would not scorn to wear both a belt and braces.
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Verb table
scorn
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscorn
he, she, itscorns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscorned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scorned
he, she, ithas scorned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scorned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scorn
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scorned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scorning
he, she, itis scorning
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you, we, theyare scorning
Past
I, he, she, itwas scorning
you, we, theywere scorning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scorning
he, she, ithas been scorning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scorning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scorning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scorning
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