Riddled vs Scorn - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between riddled and scorn
is that riddled
) while scorn
is to feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.
As an adjective riddled
is damaged throughout by holes.
As a noun scorn is
(uncountable) contempt or disdain.
Damaged throughout by holes.
Having (something) spread throughout, as if by an infestation.
#* 2008 , Joan London, The Good Parents , Random House Australia, ISBN 978-1-74166-793-6,
- The minister claimed that the old benefits system was riddled with abuse and fraud.
- They took a swig each from an old bottle of sherry and ate some stale digestive biscuits sealed in a tin in the mouse-riddled cupboards.
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.
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