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  1. 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.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of scorn.

Origin of scorned


Other words from scorned

  • un·scorned, adjective

Words Nearby scorned Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use scorned in a sentence

  • 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