US: /ˈskɔɹn/
UK: /skˈɔːn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

scorn /skɔ:n/
  • danh từ
    • sự khinh bỉ, sự khinh miệt, sự khinh rẻ
      • to think scorn of somebody: khinh bỉ người nào
      • to be laughed to scorn: bị chế nhạo, bị coi khinh
    • đối tượng bị khinh bỉ
    • ngoại động từ
      • khinh bỉ, khinh miệt, coi khinh; không thêm
        • to scorn lying (a lie, to lie): không thèm nói dối

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun [U] ~ (for sb/sth) a strong feeling that sb/sth is stupid or not good enough, usually shown by the way you speak
    Synonym: CONTEMPT
    Her fellow teachers greeted her proposal with scorn. + They had nothing but scorn for his political views. + She was unable to hide the scorn in her voice.
    Idioms: pour / heap scorn on sb/sth to speak about sb/sth in a way that shows that you do not respect them or have a good opinion of them
    + verb
    1 [VN] to feel or show that you think sb/sth is stupid and you do not respect them or it: She scorned their views as old-fashioned. + Such methods are scorned by reputable practitioners. + His brother had always scorned him.
    2 (formal) to refuse to have or do sth because you are too proud: [VN] to scorn an invitation / offer + [V to inf] She would have scorned to stoop to such tactics.
    Idioms see HELL

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 contumely, contempt, contemptuousness, disdain, deprecation; rejection, dismissal:
    He treated their demands with the utmost scorn.
    2 mockery, derision, derisiveness, sneering, ridicule, scoffing, jeering, taunting:
    The crowd's scorn was directed at the politicians who failed to deliver what they had promised.
    3 reject, rebuff, disown, disavow, disregard, ignore, shun, snub, flout, contemn, treat with or hold in contempt, have no use for, disdain, spurn, despise, turn up one's nose at, curl one's lip at, look down on or upon, look down one's nose at, thumb one's nose at, Colloq pooh-pooh, put down, Brit cock a snook at:
    His parents offered to finance his education, but he scorned their help
    4 mock (at), deride, sneer at, ridicule, scoff at, jeer at, taunt, poke fun at, make fun of, laugh at:
    People scorned him because he said the earth was round.

    Collocation dictionary


    She reserved her most withering scorn for journalists.


    feel | express | heap, pour, throw
    Abuse and scorn were heaped upon the new tax.


    with ~
    He stared with some scorn at his interviewers.
    | ~ for
    She expressed her scorn for the rules.


    an object of scorn
    His poetry was the object of scorn.

    Concise English dictionary

    scorns|scorned|scorningskɔrn /skɔːn
    +lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    +open disrespect for a person or thing
    +look down on with disdain
    +reject with contempt