Definition of pour scorn on in English:

pour scorn on

phrase

  • Speak with contempt or mockery of.

    ‘he poured scorn on the Conservatives' pre-election assurances’
    • ‘Doubters and critics have poured scorn on our ambitious plans or urged speed when a more thoughtful approach was deserved and required.’
    • ‘Many in the arts industry reacted with horror to such an idea, pouring scorn on the author.’
    • ‘This was a phrase that Wallis would pour scorn on when he attacked Hobbes' ideas.’
    • ‘There exists a grave mistake where people think Westernisation is development and pour scorn on all who try to uphold and espouse our local traditions.’
    • ‘The group poured scorn on the idea that a merger between Bank of Ireland and AIB would be good for the country, saying it was ‘fantasy’.’
    • ‘Without being triumphalist or pouring scorn on media forecasts, he admitted the build-up to the game worked out perfectly for him.’
    • ‘She pours scorn on plans to capitalise on the growing movement for father's rights.’
    • ‘I considered calling in the authorities, but a friend of mine pours scorn on anyone who summons the police for a problem that they could solve themselves.’
    • ‘In fact, he pours scorn on the idea that any such thing could really exist.’
    • ‘I really do not want to discourage, or to pour scorn on, Mr Hide's hopes in that regard.’
    disparage, denigrate, run down, deprecate, depreciate, downgrade, play down, belittle, trivialize, minimize, make light of, treat lightly, undervalue, underrate, underestimate
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