- n. 轻蔑；嘲笑；藐视的对象
- vt. 轻蔑；藐视；不屑做
- vi. 表示轻蔑；表示鄙视
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改写自古法语 escarn,嘲笑，鄙视，来自 Proto-Germanic*skarnjan,嘲笑，嘲讽，可能来自 PIE*sker, 砍，切，词源同 scar,shear.其词义演变可能是伤害，伤口上撒盐，嘲笑，嘲讽。
- scorn:  Scorn reached English via Old French, but it is ultimately of Germanic origin. Its immediate source was Old French escharnir, a descendant of Vulgar Latin *escarnīre. This had been borrowed from a prehistoric Germanic *skarnjan ‘mock, deride, make fun of’. A product of the same base was Middle High German scherz ‘joke, jest’, which was borrowed into Italian as scherzo and subsequently made its way into English as the musical term scherzo ‘lively passage’ .
- scorn (n.)
- c. 1200, a shortening of Old French escarn "mockery, derision, contempt," a common Romanic word (Spanish escarnio, Italian scherno) of Germanic origin, from Proto-Germanic *skarnjan "mock, deride" (cognates: Old High German skern "mockery, jest, sport," Middle High German scherzen "to jump with joy").
Probably influenced by Old French escorne "affront, disgrace," which is a back-formation from escorner, literally "to break off (someone's) horns," from Vulgar Latin *excornare (source of Italian scornare "treat with contempt"), from Latin ex- "without" (see ex-) + cornu "horn" (see horn (n.)).
- scorn (v.)
- c. 1200, from Anglo-French, Old North French escarnir (Old French escharnir), from the source of scorn (n.). Cognate with Old High German skernon, Middle Dutch schernen. Related: Scorned; scorning. Forms in Romanic languages influenced by confusion with Old French escorner "deprive of horns," hence "deprive of honor or ornament, disgrace."
- 1. Sequins have often aroused the scorn of arbiters of taste.
- 2. He used to heap scorn on Dr Vazquez's socialist ideas.
- 3. He became the object of ridicule and scorn.
- 4. Researchers greeted the proposal with scorn.
- 5. Her fellow teachers greeted her proposal with scorn .
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