a. Contempt or disdain felt toward a person or object considered despicable or unworthy.
b. The expression of such an attitude in behavior or speech; derision.
2. One spoken of or treated with contempt.
v. scorned, scorn·ing, scorns
1. To consider or treat as contemptible or unworthy.
2. To reject or refuse with derision.
To express contempt; scoff.
Dick Cheney was the master of scorn. However, the projection of scorn by politicians and other leaders is increasingly counterproductive...
Source: The Free Dictionary