Demise vs Scorn - What's the difference?
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.
(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.
End (less common, usually in a negative manner).
- The lack of funding ultimately led to the demise of the project.
(transitive, obsolete, legal) To give.
(legal) To convey, as by will or lease.
(legal) To transmit by inheritance.
(legal) To pass by inheritance.
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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