To think scorn, to regard as worthy of scorn or contempt; to disdain. "He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone." 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; dishonor; mockery.

(Scorn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scorned (skôrnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Scoring.] [OE. scornen, scarnen, schornen, OF. escarnir, escharnir. See Scorn, n.]

Scoriac to Scour

(Sco"ri*ac) a. Scoriaceous. E. A. Poe.

(Sco`ri*a"ceous) a. [Cf. F. scoriacé.] Of or pertaining to scoria; like scoria or the recrement of metals; partaking of the nature of scoria.

(Sco"rie) n. (Zoöl.) The young of any gull. [Written also scaurie.] [Prov. Eng.]

(Sco`ri*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. scorification. See Scorify.] (Chem.) The act, process, or result of scorifying, or reducing to a slag; hence, the separation from earthy matter by means of a slag; as, the scorification of ores.

(Sco"ri*fi`er) n. (Chem.) One who, or that which, scorifies; specifically, a small flat bowl-shaped cup used in the first heating in assaying, to remove the earth and gangue, and to concentrate the gold and silver in a lead button.

(Sco"ri*form) a. In the form of scoria.

(Sco"ri*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scorified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scorifying ] [Scoria + -fy: cf. F. scorifier.] (Chem.) To reduce to scoria or slag; specifically, in assaying, to fuse so as to separate the gangue and earthy material, with borax, lead, soda, etc., thus leaving the gold and silver in a lead button; hence, to separate from, or by means of, a slag.

(Sco"ri*ous) a. Scoriaceous. Sir T. Browne.

(Scorn) n. [OE. scorn, scarn, scharn, OF. escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. OHG. skern mockery, skernon to mock; but cf. also OF. escorner to mock.]

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.

And wandered backward as in scorn,
To wait an æon to be born.

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.
Ps. xliv. 13.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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