Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “pour scorn on sb/sth”

pour scorn on sb/sth

to say a person or thing is stupid and not worth anything: Critics of the president have been pouring scorn on the plan ever since it was first proposed.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputationTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention
(Definition of pour scorn on sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Disapproving & criticizing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Expressing opposition & disapproval topic area:

Translations of “pour scorn on sb/sth”

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More