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Scorn is a feeling of contempt, disdain, or despisement for something or somebody.


  • So let him stand, through ages yet unborn,
    Fix'd statue on the pedestal of Scorn.
  • He will laugh thee to scorn.
    • Ecclesiasticus, XIII. 7.
  • He hears
    On all sides, from innumerable tongues
    A dismal universal hiss, the sound
    Of public scorn.
  • אַל-תּוֹכַח לֵץ פֶּן-יִשְׂנָאֶךָּ הוֹכַח לְחָכָם וְיֶאֱהָבֶךָּ
  • Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
  • Proverbs 9:8, King James Version
  • A drop of patience: but, alas, to make me
    A fixed figure, for the time of scorn
    To point his slow unmoving finger at!
    • William Shakespeare, Othello (c. 1603), Act IV, scene 2, line 53. In the folio: "The fixed figure for the time of scorn / To point his slow and moving finger at".

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