Demise vs Scorn - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between demise and scorn

is that demise is while scorn is to feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.

As a noun scorn is

(uncountable) contempt or disdain.

demise

English

(wikipedia demise)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (legal) The conveyance or transfer of an estate, either in fee for life or for years, most commonly the latter.
  • Transmission by formal act or conveyance to an heir or successor; transference; especially, the transfer or transmission of the crown or royal authority to a successor.
  • Death.
  • End (less common, usually in a negative manner).
  • The lack of funding ultimately led to the demise of the project.

    Verb

    (demis)
  • (transitive, obsolete, legal) To give.
  • (legal) To convey, as by will or lease.
  • (legal) To transmit by inheritance.
  • (legal) To pass by inheritance.
  • To die.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    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

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    Derived terms

    * scornful

    Anagrams

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