Acorn vs Scorn - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between acorn and scorn
is that acorn
is the fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule while scorn
is (uncountable) contempt or disdain.
As a verb scorn is
to feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The fruit of the oak, being an oval nut growing in a woody cup or cupule.
(nautical) A cone-shaped piece of wood on the point of the spindle above the vane, on the mast-head.
(zoology) See acorn-shell .
(slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
* acorn cup
* acorn nut
* acorn squash
* ride a horse foaled by an acorn
* (fruit of an oak) oak
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.
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(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.
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