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Scorn

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SCORN, n.

1. Extreme contempt that disdain which springs from a person's opinion of the meanness of an object, and a consciousness or belief of his own superiority or worth.

He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone. Esther 3 .

Every sullen frown and bitter scorn but fann'd the fuel that too fast did burn.

2. A subject of extreme contempt, disdain or derision that which is treated with contempt.

Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are around us. Psalms 44 .

To think scorn, to disdain to despise. obs.

To laugh to scorn, to deride to make a mock of to ridicule as contemptible.

They laughed us to scorn. Nehemiah 2 .

SCORN,

1. to hold in extreme contempt to despise to contemn to disdain. Job 16.

Surely he scorneth the scorner but he giveth grace to the lowly. Proverbs 3 .

2. to think unworth to disdain.

Fame that delights around the world to stray, scorns not to take our Argos in her way.

3. To slight to disregard to neglect.

This my long suff'rance and my day of grace, those who neglect and scorn, shall never taste.

SCORN, To scorn at, to scoff at to treat with contumely, derision or reproach. Obs.


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Entry for 'Scorn'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/s/scorn.html.

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Monday, November 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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