Definition for SCORN

SCORN, v.t.

  1. To hold in extreme contempt; to despise; to contemn; to disdain. – Job xvi. Surely he scorneth the scorner; but he giveth grace to the lowly. – Prov. iii.
  2. To think unworthy; to disdain. Fame that delights around the world to stray, / Scorns not to take our Argos in her way. – Pope.
  3. To slight; to disregard; to neglect. This my long suff'rance and my day of grace, / Those who neglect and scorn, shall never taste. – Milton.

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