Synonyms for scorn

Synonyms for (noun) scorn

Synonyms: scorn, contempt

Definition: open disrespect for a person or thing

Similar words: discourtesy, disrespect

Definition: an expression of lack of respect


Synonyms: disdain, contempt, despite, scorn

Definition: lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

Usage: he was held in contempt; the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary

Similar words: dislike

Definition: a feeling of aversion or antipathy

Usage: my dislike of him was instinctive

Synonyms for (verb) scorn

Synonyms: freeze off, scorn, spurn, reject, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down

Definition: reject with contempt

Usage: She spurned his advances

Similar words: refuse, decline

Definition: show unwillingness towards

Usage: he declined to join the group on a hike


Synonyms: disdain, despise, contemn, scorn

Definition: look down on with disdain

Usage: He despises the people he has to work for; The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately

Similar words: hate, detest

Definition: dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards

Usage: I hate Mexican food; She detests politicians