scorn
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scorn(
skawrn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (contempt)
a. el desprecio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
"I don't run. I glide across the floor," said the dancer with scorn in his voice."No corro. Me deslizo por el piso," dijo el bailarín con voz de desprecio.
Hester could see the scorn in the eyes of her neighbors every time she emerged from her home.Hester podía ver el desprecio en los ojos de sus vecinos cada vez que salía de la casa.
b. el desdén
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Laura could scarcely conceal the scorn she felt for the bureaucrat behind the counter.Laura apenas podía ocultar el desdén que sentía por el burócrata en la ventanilla.
c. el menosprecio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't hate my cheating ex-husband, but I can't deny the scorn I feel for him.No odio al infiel de mi exmarido, pero no puedo negar el menosprecio que siento por él.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to refuse)
a. desdeñar
Roman regretted scorning his father's advice.Román se arrepintió de haber desdeñado el consejo de su padre.
b. no dignarse a
The duke's daughter scorned to even speak to her parents at dinner that evening.La hija del duque ni siquiera se dignó a hablarles a sus padres esa noche.
3. (to show contempt for)
a. desdeñar
The queen scorned her advisor and spat in his direction when she saw him.La reina desdeñaba a su consejero y escupió en su dirección cuando lo vió.
b. despreciar
George became spiteful in his old age, and he scorned his children's efforts to care for him.George se volvió rencoroso en su vejez, y despreciaba los esfuerzos de sus hijos por ayudarlo.
c. menospreciar
The teacher scorned Bobby's painting and called him an amateur.El maestro menospreció el cuadro de Bobby y le dijo que era un amateur.
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scorn
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el desprecio m, desdén
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to pour scorn on somethinghablar de algo con desdén
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. despreciar, desdeñar
to scorn to do somethingno dignarse a hacer algo
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scorn [ˈskɔːn]
noun
desprecio (m); menosprecio (m)
to pour scorn on sth laugh sth to scorn ridiculizar algo
transitive verb
despreciar; menospreciar
to scorn to do sth no dignarse a hacer algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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