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Definition disrespect or reject as not good enough
  • Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
scorned = rejected
  • That coach scorns students who don't have natural ability.
  • scorns = disrespects
  • Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. (usually paraphrased as "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.")
    William Congreve  --  The Mourning Bride
  • "Do you think a snake-killer kills muskrats?" said Rikki-tikki scornfully.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • scornfully = in a disdainful manner (as though too good to do such work)
  •   Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe.
      A villain, that is hither come in spite,
      To scorn at our solemnity this night.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • scorn = mock (disrespect)
  • Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction — Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • scorn = disrespect
  • harsh words of scorn and intolerance
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • scorn = disrespect or rejection
  • Contempt his scornful perspective did lend me
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • scornful = mocking or highly disrespectful
  • To gratify my scornful enemies,
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • scornful = disrespectful
  • She turned on him in scorn.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • scorn = strong disrespect
  • Did not her kitchen-maid rail, taunt, and scorn me?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • scorn = disrespect or reject
  • She would shrug her shoulders in scorn of his work.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • scorn = disrespect or rejection
  • Sweet Phebe, do not scorn me;
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • scorn = reject
  •   He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear
      His hopes 'bove wisdom, grace, and fear:
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • scorn = reject or treat with disrespect
  • 'When "I" use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.'
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • scornful = disrespectful
  • But she did scorn a present that I sent her.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • scorn = reject
  • Then he says, slow and scornful:
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • scornful = in a disrespectful manner
  • we saw that their eyes, so hard and scornful to the world, were looking at...
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • scornful = disrespectful
  • Though I scorned them, sometimes hated them, there had been something between myself and men when we could fight.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • scorned = disrespected
  • Making all that show of humbleness and scorning him all the time!
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
scorning = rejecting as not good enough

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