spurn
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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Old English; related to the Latin spernere, "to scorn;" compare with spur
Synonyms
verb
despisedisdaindismissdisregard
Antonyms
verb
acceptadmireallowesteem
Definition
verbto reject with disdain; scorn
Examples
verbA) His hurtful actions caused her such miserable pain she had to spurn him forever. B) She did not understand why her daughter chose to spurn her; she had only provided her with unconditional love and care.
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