treated or regarded with contempt, scoffing, or disdain: Few believed he’d find an audience, but with the release of his hit single and video last year, the once scorned act has now become popular with fans and critics.
the simple past tense and past participle of scorn.
- un·scorned, adjective
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How to use scorned in a sentence
But it was good news to the poor, the diseased, the downtrodden and scorned, and all the “little” people.
The scorned party in a love-triangle, he blew his head off while serving overnight tower duty in 2007.
Suppressed, banned, scorned—it seems to speak to something within the human mind (or soul, if you like) that is irrepressible.
Head mistress Jean Harris is the ultimate proof of “Hell Hath No Fury like a Woman scorned.”
Without giving too much away, her tale plays on audience prejudices regarding adopted children and scorned wives.Inside George R.R. Martin’s New Book (Mild Buzzkill: Only One Story is Martin’s) | William O’Connor | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The manhood of Homestead rebelled: the millmen scorned the despotic ultimatum.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
With time and difficulty the facts were elicited from the younger child, and the elder scorned to deny them.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
The old Don Luis shows his whitened locks, scorned by his hypocritically impious son.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
They scorned the idea of making bunks, as smacking too much of civilization, and at night slept on boughs covered with blankets.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
I scorned a reply, and we went around to the shed where all my belongings were stored, still unpacked.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton