scorn Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"scorn" in British English

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scornnoun [U]

uk   /skɔːn/  us   /skɔːrn/
a very ​strongfeeling of no ​respect for someone or something that you ​think is ​stupid or has no ​value: She has nothing but scorn for the new ​generation of ​politicians. Why do you always pour/​heap scorn on (= ​criticizeseverely and ​unfairly) my ​suggestions?

scornverb [T]

uk   /skɔːn/  us   /skɔːrn/
to show scorn for someone or something: So does he ​respect the ​press and ​media, or does he ​secretly scorn them? You scorned all my ​suggestions. to ​refuseadvice or an ​offer because you are too ​proud: She scorned all my ​offers of ​help.
(Definition of scorn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scornnoun [U]

 us   /skɔrn/
a ​strongfeeling that someone or something is of little or no ​worth and ​deserves no ​respect: These ​countriesdeserveourrespect, not the scorn of a ​politician.
scornful
adjective  us   /ˈskɔrn·fəl/
a scornful ​laugh/​look

scornverb [T]

 us   /skɔrn/
to ​treat with a ​greatlack of ​respect, or to ​refuse something because you ​think it is ​wrong or not ​acceptable: He was scorned by his ​classmates for his ​badbehavior.
(Definition of scorn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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