ETYM Old Eng. scorn, scarn, scharn, Old Fren. escarn, escharn, eschar, of German origin; cf. Old High Germ. skern mockery, skernôn to mock; but cf. also Old Fren. escorner to mock.
To deride; to treat with mockery, contempt, and scorn; to despise.
1. To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise.
2. To treat with extreme contempt; to make the object of insult; to scoff at; to deride.