Translation of scorn in Spanish:

scorn

desdén, n.

Pronunciation /skɔrn//skɔːn/

noun

  • 1

    (contempt)
    desdén masculine
    desprecio masculine
    • Such high-minded scorn for the '90s and the general affluence and calm they represented is an eminently understandable sentiment.
    • I had taught him well; he showed no respect or scorn for the royal family.
    • He reserves special scorn for academic leaders who have debased the academy by pretending that fields like hospitality and gaming studies have a place at university.
    • While the commercial provided exposure, it drew the scorn of genuine punkers.
    • Beaten and bruised, he patiently endures the ridicule and scorn heaped upon him.
    • She is an incredible artist who has endured public derision and scorn for well over a decade.
    • That they are able to pour out their scorn for the West is a rather good demonstration of the freedom of speech they enjoy.
    • Even the junior senator from North Carolina felt obliged to express her scorn for these malefactors of great wealth.
    • He has the dubious distinction of being the first object of scorn for most people after they develop their literary palate beyond the 6th grade level.
    • Tailin stiffened at the scorn in the woman's voice.
    • He reserves most of his scorn for the film-makers of his own generation who, as he sees it, betray their own talent.
    • The more I have come to feel this way the more I've tried not to express scorn for things that do not catch my attention but that obviously mean a great deal to others.
    • In many inner-city neighbourhoods, children emulate gangster culture and profess scorn for those who succeed in school.
    • His passionate advocacy has earned him the love of coma-affected families, and the scorn of the medical profession in equal measure.
    • As much as I valued the path of Eastern spirituality and meditation, I was uncomfortable with its subtle scorn for the physical world.
    • In fact, the reason I remember this particular presentation at all is the scorn, contempt, and derision that followed.
    • My voice was filled with scorn for him and his threats.
    • Whether online or off, the kind of accessible and widely read work that brings an academic public recognition is likely to draw the scorn and suspicion of his colleagues.
    • As he read it, the scorn faded from his face, leaving him intent.
    • What I hope is the people of Gravesham show their scorn for him by not going to his show.
  • 2

    (object of contempt)
    to be the scorn of sb ser despreciado por algn
    • he was the scorn of his colleagues era despreciado por sus colegas

transitive verb

  • 1

    (reject)
    (offer/advice) desdeñar
    she scorns to seek help no se digna a considerar la idea de pedir ayuda
    • Despite scorning the idea that the culmination of scientific research is publications, he has authored several scientific papers.
    • Hogeland's idea was scorned or ignored in the larger, more prosperous metropolitan centers in the 1890s.
    • In 1972, for the usual teen reasons, I scorned my parentally approved room and set up a base camp in a narrow basement corridor that led to the downstairs bathroom and a storage closet.
    • The revelations about Dewar's astounding personal wealth belie the First Minister's image as a man who scorned the finer things in life and valued frugality and simplicity.
    • He weighed in the next day with a piece in which he scorned the very notion of scientific inquiry because of its inherent limitations.
    • She scorns his gallant language, and constantly rebuffs his advances.
    • The party trumpets the corporate trade agenda, scorning efforts to build environmental and worker rights protections into trade accords.
    • While scorned by most critics, the TV show attracted as many as 60 million US viewers between 1962 and 1971.
    • I put up a link recently to one of his articles about how business, profit and commerce generally seem to be decried and scorned by the intelligentsia.
    • But U.S. media coverage matched the bipartisan refusal by leaders in Congress to do anything but scorn the offer.
    • Traditionally, the high-minded have scorned public drinking as a bit uncouth, while pop counter-culturalists have viewed it as a bit uncool.
    • Old stories that are often scorned as pure figments of the imagination have a habit of coming home to roost.
    • He scorns the idea that he has sold out to commercialism, feeling instead that it is his mission to make an art form he loves loved by others.
    • I'm now deeply grateful for the teaching I once scorned.
    • They were store-bought, the kind my mother would have scorned.
    • After scorning the bright lights of Los Angeles for years in favour of the wilds of an 800-acre ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, he is suddenly Mr Hollywood.
    • Several speakers cried, and some angrily scorned Plan 2008's strategy, arguing there should be more concrete plans to diversify.
    • Button mashing is generally scorned by hard-core gamers, but I argue that it's actually a valid learning technique.
    • Initially they scorned the notion of accepting ads.
    • When I got there, I fell in love with the town that I had once scorned.
    • The ESPA made an effort to include art forms like comics and zines specifically because they've been scorned by the mainstream.
    • Kate quite likes a bit of Reality TV when she gets home, while Carl scorns the very idea.
  • 2

    (despise)
    (person/attempts/efforts) desdeñar
    (attempts/efforts/person) despreciar
    (person/attempts/efforts) menospreciar
    • If you had told me when I was the tender age of 15 that I would have this kind of life I would have laughed and scorned you.
    • I ask if being scorned by his old comrades-in-arms has saddened him.
    • She said everyone in the village scorns her and because of that, she does not have a place to stay.
    • CEO's who were celebrating when the market was soaring are now being scorned by investors and investigated as well.
    • The first five were friends from school teasing him in fun or scorning him with contempt.
    • ‘When we called for international action, we were often scorned, disregarded or disappointed,’ Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently recalled.
    • He gained a reputation for honest in a government often scorned for corruption.
    • It was his idea that all new Chelsea signings should have to sing a song in the dressing room on their first day, usually while being scorned and pelted with rubbish.
    • I think what happened is that he would have shut his mouth if they had treated him right, but he was scorned, and so he told what he knew.
    • Imagine sacrificing your son for someone else's sake, and not getting any credit, any appreciation for it, even being scorned and mocked for it.
    • It's not so long since he was scorned by the scientific establishment after claiming he could produce a map of the human genome faster than anyone else.
    • The Security Council was disdained and scorned as irrelevant.
    • He told the guard to reassure the girl that she was not being scorned and that no one would laugh at her.
    • The ticket man openly scorned me for not having reviewed Goodbye Lenin!
    • If the right-wingers disdain Lincoln for being too aggressively antislavery, the left-wingers scorn him for not being antislavery enough.
    • Soldiers, when not needed, are scorned and underpaid; when needed, praised and still underpaid.
    • Just suffice it to say that I have stood where you stand now - scorned by family members, labeled a black sheep.
    • The foreign minister was particularly scorned for going to the opera on Sunday night and not turning up for work until 31 hours after the earthquake.
    • They are not second-class citizens to be scorned acrimoniously.
    • They find that they are continuously judged and scorned by peers and adults when they wear their uniform.