hold up to scorn

hold up to scorn
I verb belittle, condemn, deride, disdain, disesteem, disparage, feel contempt for, flout, hold in contempt, hold in derision, hold up to obloquy, insult, jape, jeer, laugh at, mock, rail at, revile, ridicule, scoff, scorn, slight, sneer at, taunt II index flout

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  • Scorn — Scorn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorned} (sk[^o]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scoring}.] [OE. scornen, scarnen, schornen, OF. escarnir, escharnir. See {Scorn}, n.] 1. To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scorn — [n] contempt toward something contemptuousness, contumely, derision, despisal, despisement, despite, disdain, disparagement, disregard, jeering, mockery, ridicule, sarcasm, scoffing, scornfulness, slight, sneer, sport, taunting, teasing; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • scorn — Synonyms and related words: abhor, airs, arrogance, be above, be contemptuous of, care nothing for, clannishness, cliquishness, contemn, contempt, contemptuousness, contumely, deprecation, deride, derision, despisal, despise, despite, disavow,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scorn — 1. noun he was unable to hide the scorn in his voice Syn: contempt, derision, contemptuousness, disdain, derisiveness, mockery, sneering Ant: admiration, respect 2. verb 1) critics scorned the painting Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • scorn — n. & v. n. 1 disdain, contempt, derision. 2 an object of contempt etc. (the scorn of all onlookers). v.tr. 1 hold in contempt or disdain. 2 (often foll. by to + infin.) abstain from or refuse to do as unworthy (scorns lying; scorns to lie).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold cheap — Synonyms and related words: be above, be contemptuous of, care nothing for, contemn, deride, despise, disdain, disparage, disprize, dump on, feel contempt for, feel superior to, hold beneath one, hold in contempt, insult, look down upon, misprize …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hold in contempt — Synonyms and related words: be above, be contemptuous of, belittle, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, care nothing for, contemn, cry down, dare, debase, decry, degrade, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, deride, derogate from, despise,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scorn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. contempt, disdain, superciliousness; derision, ridicule. v. t. despise, disdain, contemn, spurn, neglect. See rejection, disrespect. Ant., respect. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To treat with scorn] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • hold cheap — slight, scorn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hold in contempt — despise, scorn; be charged with the deliberate obstruction of a court s proceedings by refusing to obey a court order or by interfering with court procedures …   English contemporary dictionary

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