scorn

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /skɔːn/
  • (US) IPA: /skɔɹn/

Noun[change]

Singular
score

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) Scorn is a strong feeling, attitude, or comment that something has very low quality or low value.
    The teacher was often the object of the students' scorn.
    The idea drew scorn from the community.

Verb[change]

Plain form
scorn

Third-person singular
scorns

Past tense
scorned

Past participle
scorned

Present participle
scorning

  1. (transitive) If you scorn something, you you show that you strongly think it has very low quality or low value.
    They began to consider ideas they had previously scorned.