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scorn

noun [U] uk   /skɔːn/ us    /skɔːrn/
a very strong feeling 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 (= criticize severely and unfairly) my suggestions?Treating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention

scorn

verb [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.Treating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention to refuse advice or an offer because you are too proud: She scorned all my offers of help.Refusing and rejecting
(Definition of scorn from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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