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Scorn vs. Scoff

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Scornverb

(transitive) To feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.

Scoffnoun

Derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.

Scornverb

(transitive) To reject, turn down.

‘He scorned her romantic advances.’;

Scoffnoun

An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.

Scornverb

(transitive) To refuse to do something, as beneath oneself.

‘She scorned to show weakness.’;

Scoffnoun

Food.

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Scornverb

(intransitive) To scoff, to express contempt.

Scoffverb

(intransitive) To jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision.

Scornnoun

(uncountable) Contempt or disdain.

Scoffverb

(transitive) To mock; to treat with scorn.

Scornnoun

(countable) A display of disdain; a slight.

Scoffverb

To eat food quickly.

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Scornnoun

(countable) An object of disdain, contempt, or derision.

Scoffverb

To eat.

Scornnoun

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.’; ‘And wandered backward as in scorn,To wait an æon to be born.’;

Scoffnoun

Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.

‘With scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious taunts.’;

Scornnoun

An act or expression of extreme contempt.

‘Every sullen frown and bitter scornBut fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.’;

Scoffnoun

An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.

‘The scoff of withered age and beardless youth.’;

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Scornnoun

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.’;

Scoffverb

To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; - often with at.

‘Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway,And fools who came to scoff, remained to pray.’; ‘God's better gift they scoff at and refuse.’;

Scornverb

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.’; ‘This my long sufferance, and my day of grace,Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.’; ‘We scorn what is in itself contemptible or disgraceful.’;

Scoffverb

To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.

‘To scoff religion is ridiculously proud and immodest.’;

Scornverb

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.’; ‘To taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously.’;

Scoffnoun

showing your contempt by derision

Scornverb

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.’;

Scoffverb

laugh at with contempt and derision;

‘The crowd jeered at the speaker’;

Scornnoun

lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike;

‘he was held in contempt’; ‘the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary’;

Scoffverb

treat with contemptuous disregard;

‘flout the rules’;

Scornnoun

open disrespect for a person or thing

Scornverb

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’;

Scornverb

reject with contempt;

‘She spurned his advances’;

Scornnoun

a feeling and expression of contempt or disdain for someone or something

‘I do not wish to become the object of scorn’;

Scornnoun

a person viewed with contempt or disdain

‘a scandal and a scorn to all who look on thee’;

Scornnoun

a statement or gesture indicating contempt

‘I met with scoffs, I met with scorns’;

Scornverb

feel or express contempt or disdain for

‘the minister scorned Labour's attempt to woo voters’;

Scornverb

reject (something) in a contemptuous way

‘a letter scorning his offer of intimacy’;

Scornverb

refuse to do something because one is too proud

‘at her lowest ebb, she would have scorned to stoop to such tactics’;

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