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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scorn /ˈskɔrn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scorn n.
 1. Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter meanness and unworthiness of an object.
    Scorn at first makes after love the more.   --Shak.
 And wandered backward as in scorn,
 To wait an aeon to be born.   --Emerson.
 2. An act or expression of extreme contempt.
 Every sullen frown and bitter scorn
 But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.   --Dryden.
 3. An object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision.
    Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.   --Ps. xliv. 13.
 To think scorn, to regard as worthy of scorn or contempt; to disdain. “He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone.” --Esther iii. 6.
 To laugh to scorn, to deride; to make a mock of; to ridicule as contemptible.
 Syn: -- Contempt; disdain; derision; contumely; despite; slight; dishonor; mockery.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scorn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scorned p. pr. & vb. n. Scoring.]
 1. To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to disdain.
    I scorn thy meat; 't would choke me.   --Shak.
 This my long sufferance, and my day of grace,
 Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.   --Milton.
    We scorn what is in itself contemptible or disgraceful.   --C. J. Smith.
 2. To treat with extreme contempt; to make the object of insult; to mock; to scoff at; to deride.
 His fellow, that lay by his bed's side,
 Gan for to laugh, and scorned him full fast.   --Chaucer.
    To taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To contemn; despise; disdain. See Contemn.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scorn v. i. To scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach; to act disdainfully.
 He said mine eyes were black and my hair black,
 And, now I am remembered, scorned at me.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike;
           "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which
           outsiders were held is legendary" [syn: contempt, disdain,
      2: open disrespect for a person or thing [syn: contempt]
      v 1: look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to
           work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't
           catch on immediately" [syn: contemn, despise, disdain]
      2: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances" [syn: reject,
          spurn, freeze off, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down]