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scorn

noun [U]  us   /skɔrn/
a strong feeling that someone or something is of little or no worth and deserves no respect: These countries deserve our respect, not the scorn of a politician.
scornful
adjective  us   /ˈskɔrn·fəl/
a scornful laugh/look

scorn

verb [T]  us   /skɔrn/
to treat with a great lack of respect, or to refuse something because you think it is wrong or not acceptable: He was scorned by his classmates for his bad behavior.
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