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Definition: To laugh to scorn
(sk[^o]rn), n. [OE. scorn, scarn, scharn, OF.
escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. OHG. skern
mockery, skern[=o]n to mock; but cf. also OF. escorner to
1. Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that
disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter
meanness and unworthiness of an object.
Scorn at first makes after love the more. --Shak.
And wandered backward as in scorn,
To wait an [ae]on to be born. --Emerson.
2. An act or expression of extreme contempt.
Every sullen frown and bitter scorn
But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.
3. An object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision.
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn
and a derision to them that are round about us.
To think scorn
, to regard as worthy of scorn or contempt;
to disdain. “He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai
--Esther iii. 6.
To laugh to scorn
, to deride; to make a mock of; to
ridicule as contemptible.
Syn: Contempt; disdain; derision; contumely; despite; slight;
, v. t.
1. To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
Will you laugh me asleep, for I am very heavy?
I shall laugh myself to death. --Shak.
2. To express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out.
From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause.
To laugh away
(a) To drive away by laughter; as, to laugh away regret.
(b) To waste in hilarity. “Pompey doth this day laugh
away his fortune.”
To laugh down
(a) To cause to cease or desist by laughter; as, to laugh
down a speaker.
(b) To cause to be given up on account of ridicule; as, to
laugh down a reform.
To laugh one out of
, to cause one by laughter or ridicule
to abandon or give up; as, to laugh one out of a plan or
To laugh to scorn
, to deride; to treat with mockery,
contempt, and scorn; to despise.