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scorn
used in Romeo and Juliet

5 uses
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Definition
treat with a strong disrespect or disdain — sometimes accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
  •   Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe.
      A villain, that is hither come in spite,
      To scorn at our solemnity this night.
    1.5 -- Act 1 Scene 5 -- A Hall in Capulet's House (39% in)
scorn = mock (disrespect)
  •   In the instant came
      The fiery Tybalt, with his sword prepared.
      Which, as he breathed defiance to my ears,
      He swung about his head, and cut the winds,
      Who, nothing hurt withal, hissed him in scorn.
    1.1 -- Act 1 Scene 1 -- A public place (48% in)
  • scorn = contempt (disrespect)
  • To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?
    1.5 -- Act 1 Scene 5 -- A Hall in Capulet's House (36% in)
  • scorn = mock (treat with disrespect)

    (editor's note: Fleer is a synonym for sneer.)
  •   That gallant spirit hath aspir'd the clouds,
      Which too untimely here did scorn the earth.
    3.1 -- Act 3 Scene 1 -- A public Place (61% in)
  • scorn = leave (perhaps from disdain/disrespect)
  •   [of the sword fight between Tybalt and Mercutio]
      And, with a martial scorn, with one hand beats
      Cold death aside, and with the other sends
      It back to Tybalt, whose dexterity
      Retorts it.
    3.1 -- Act 3 Scene 1 -- A public Place (83% in)
scorn = disrespect
There are no more uses of "scorn" in Romeo and Juliet.

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