Pronunciation: (skôrn),[key] —n. 1. open or unqualified contempt; disdain: His face and attitude showed the scorn he felt. 2. an object of derision or contempt.
3. a derisive or contemptuous action or speech.
4. laugh to scorn, to ridicule; deride: Her good advice was laughed to scorn.
—v.t. 1. to treat or regard with contempt or disdain: They scorned the old beggar. 2. to reject, refuse, or ignore with contempt or disdain: She scorned my help.