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