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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?

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. to refuse advice or an offer because you are too proud: She scorned all my offers of help.
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