Synonyms of scorn in English:

scorn


See definition of scorn

noun

1‘he was unable to hide the scorn in his voice’

SYNONYMS

contempt, derision, contemptuousness, disdain, derisiveness, scornfulness, mockery, sneering, scoffing

archaic contumely, despite

ANTONYMS

admiration, respect


verb

1‘critics scorned the painting, but it was very popular with those who attended the exhibition’

SYNONYMS

deride, be contemptuous about, hold in contempt, treat with contempt, heap scorn on, pour scorn on, be scornful about, look down on, look down one's nose at, disdain, curl one's lip at, mock, scoff at, sneer at, sniff at, jeer at, laugh at, laugh out of court

disparage, slight

dismiss, cock a snook at, spit in the eye of, spit in the face of, spit on, thumb one's nose at

informal turn one's nose up at, blow raspberries at

North American informal give the Bronx cheer to

British vulgar slang piss on, piss over

archaic contemn

rare misprize, scout

ANTONYMS

admire, respect

2‘‘I am a woman scorned,’ she thought’

SYNONYMS

spurn, rebuff, reject, ignore, shun, snub

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

SYNONYMS

refuse to, refrain from, not lower oneself to

be above, consider it beneath one


Phrases

    pour scorn on

      ‘he pours scorn on the idea that any such thing could really exist’

      SYNONYMS

      disparage, denigrate, run down, deprecate, depreciate, downgrade, play down, belittle, trivialize, minimize, make light of, treat lightly, undervalue, underrate, underestimate

      scoff at, sneer at, laugh at, laugh off, mock, ridicule, deride, dismiss, scorn, cast aspersions on, discredit

      North American

      slur

      informal

      do down, do a hatchet job on, take to pieces, pull apart, pick holes in, drag through the mud, have a go at, hit out at, knock, slam, pan, bash, bad-mouth, pooh-pooh, look down one's nose at

      British informal

      rubbish, slate, slag off

      archaic

      hold cheap

      rare

      asperse, derogate, misprize, minify