One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Ridicule something.‘she laughed their gossip to scorn’
mock, make fun of, laugh at, make jokes about, ridicule, jeer at, sneer at, deride, treat with contempt, treat contemptuously, scorn, laugh to scorn, scoff at, pillory, be sarcastic about, satirize, lampoon, burlesque, parody, tease, taunt, rag, make a monkey of, chaff, jibe atView synonyms
- ‘He seems always to be using the same terms for the same things; so that anyone inexpert and thoughtless might laugh his speeches to scorn.’
- ‘Their stupid opinion is just as valid as the millions of people who laugh this assertion to scorn.’
- ‘Every paid-up Postmodernist knows how to laugh this doctrine to scorn; it is just that most of them disastrously throw out Orwell's politics of lucidity along with it.’
- ‘He told me that they had all laughed the comment to scorn, but that now he had been somewhere with no decent plumbing he had to conclude that it was the simple truth.’
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