scorn


scorn
scorn (n.) c.1200, aphetic of O.Fr. escarn "mockery, derision, contempt," a common Romanic word (Cf. Sp. escarnio, It. scherno) of Gmc. origin, from P.Gmc. *skarnjan "mock, deride" (Cf. O.H.G. skern "mockery, jest, sport," M.H.G. scherzen "to jump with joy"). Probably influenced by O.Fr. escorne "affront, disgrace," which is a back-formation from escorner, lit. "to break off (someone's) horns," from V.L. *excornare (source of It. scornare "treat with contempt"), from L. ex- "without" + cornu "horn." The verb also is attested from c.1200.

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  • scorn´er — scorn «skrn», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to look down upon; think of as mean or low; despise: »Honest boys scorn sneaks and liars. Death had he seen…knew all his shapes, and scorn d them all (Scott). SYNONYM(S): disdain, spurn. 2. to reject or refuse… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scorn — (sk[^o]rn), n. [OE. scorn, scarn, scharn, OF. escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. OHG. skern mockery, skern[=o]n to mock; but cf. also OF. escorner to mock.] 1. Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scorn — Scorn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorned} (sk[^o]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scoring}.] [OE. scornen, scarnen, schornen, OF. escarnir, escharnir. See {Scorn}, n.] 1. To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scorn — is a feeling of contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise. Scorn may also refer to:Music * Scorn (band) * Scorn of the Women , an album by Weddings Parties Anything * Scorn Defeat , an album by Sigh * Forever Scorned , an album by …   Wikipedia

  • scorn — scorn·er; scorn·ful; scorn; scorn·ful·ly; scorn·ful·ness; …   English syllables

  • Scorn — Pays d’origine Birmingham, Angleterre  Royaume Uni Genre musical Dub, Musique industrielle …   Wikipédia en Français

  • scorn — [skôrn] n. [ME < OFr escharn < escharnir, to scorn < Gmc base akin to OHG skernon, to mock, scern, a joke < IE base * (s)ker , to leap, jump about > Gr skairein, to jump, dance] 1. extreme, often indignant, contempt for someone or… …   English World dictionary

  • Scorn — (sk[^o]rn), v. i. To scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach; to act disdainfully. [1913 Webster] He said mine eyes were black and my hair black, And, now I am remembered, scorned at me. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scorn — Allgemeine Infor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • scorn — n disdain, contempt, despite (see under DESPISE) Analogous words: superciliousness, insolence, disdainfulness (see corresponding adjectives at PROUD): scoffing, flouting, jeering, gibing (see SCOFF): deriding or derision, ridiculing or ridicule,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • scorn — [n] contempt toward something contemptuousness, contumely, derision, despisal, despisement, despite, disdain, disparagement, disregard, jeering, mockery, ridicule, sarcasm, scoffing, scornfulness, slight, sneer, sport, taunting, teasing; concepts …   New thesaurus


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