Scorn vs Condemn - What's the difference?

scorn | condemn |


In lang=en terms the difference between scorn and condemn

is that scorn is to refuse to do something, as beneath oneself while condemn is to adjudge (food or drink) as being unfit for human consumption.

As verbs the difference between scorn and condemn

is that scorn is to feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise while condemn is to confer some sort of eternal divine punishment upon.

As a noun scorn

is (uncountable) contempt or disdain.

scorn

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.
  • * C. J. Smith
  • We scorn what is in itself contemptible or disgraceful.
  • To scoff, express contempt.
  • To reject, turn down
  • He scorned her romantic advances.
  • To refuse to do something, as beneath oneself.
  • She scorned to show weakness.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Noun

  • (uncountable) Contempt or disdain.
  • (countable) A display of disdain; a slight.
  • * Dryden
  • Every sullen frown and bitter scorn / But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.
  • (countable) An object of disdain, contempt, or derision.
  • * Bible, Psalms xliv. 13
  • Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

    Usage notes

    * Scorn'' is often used in the phrases ''pour scorn on'' and ''heap scorn on .

    Quotations

    * circa 1605': The cry is still 'They come': our castle's strength / Will laugh a siege to '''scorn — '' * 1967', Rain of tears, real, mist of imagined '''scorn — John Berryman, ''Berryman's Sonnets . New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * scornful

    Anagrams

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    condemn

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To confer some sort of eternal divine punishment upon.
  • To adjudge (a building) as being unfit for habitation.
  • The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire.
  • To scold sharply; to excoriate the perpetrators of.
  • The president condemns the terrorist.
    The president condemns the terrorist attacks.
  • To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty.
  • To determine and declare (property) to be assigned to public use. See eminent domain
  • To adjudge (food or drink) as being unfit for human consumption.
  • (legal) To declare (a vessel) to be forfeited to the government, to be a prize, or to be unfit for service.
  • Synonyms

    * damn * (to pronounce guilty) convict

    Antonyms

    * save * (to pronounce guilty) acquit