As verbs the difference between scorn and criticize
is that scorn
is to feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise while criticize
is to find fault (with something).
As a noun scorn
is (uncountable) contempt or disdain.
To feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.
* C. J. Smith
To scoff, express contempt.
To reject, turn down
- We scorn what is in itself contemptible or disgraceful.
To refuse to do something, as beneath oneself.
- He scorned her romantic advances.
- She scorned to show weakness.
* See also
(uncountable) Contempt or disdain.
(countable) A display of disdain; a slight.
(countable) An object of disdain, contempt, or derision.
* Bible, Psalms xliv. 13
- Every sullen frown and bitter scorn / But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.
- Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
* Scorn'' is often used in the phrases ''pour scorn on'' and ''heap scorn on .
* 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.
* See also
* criticise (UK )
(criticiz) (transitive'' or ''intransitive )
to find fault (with something)
to evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
* find fault
* shoot down
* trash out
* run down