Shorn vs Scorn - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between shorn and scorn
is that shorn
) 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.
To cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears.
* 1819 , Walter Scott, Ivanhoe :
- So trenchant was the Templar’s weapon, that it shore asunder, as it had been a willow twig, the tough and plaited handle of the mace, which the ill-fated Saxon reared to parry the blow, and, descending on his head, levelled him with the earth.
To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping.
(physics) To deform because of shearing forces.
(Scotland) To reap, as grain.
- the golden tresses were shorn away
(figurative) To deprive of property; to fleece.
a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger
the act of shearing, or something removed by shearing
- short of the wool, and naked from the shear
(physics) a force that produces a shearing strain
(geology) The response of a rock to deformation usually by compressive stress, resulting in particular textures.
- After the second shearing, he is a two-shear' ram; at the expiration of another year, he is a three-' shear ram; the name always taking its date from the time of shearing.
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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