HyperDic: spurn

English > 1 sense of the word spurn:
VERBcommunicationspurn, reject, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downreject with contempt
spurn > pronunciation
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Rhymesadjourn ... yearn: 61 rhymes with ern...
English > spurn: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningReject with contempt.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"She spurned his advances"
Synonymsreject, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down
Narrowerrebuff, snub, repelReject outright and bluntly
Broaderrefuse, declineshow unwillingness towards
Similar torefuse, reject, pass up, turn down, declineRefuse to accept
reject, turn down, turn away, refuseRefuse entrance or membership
Spanishdesdeñar, desesperanzar, menospreciar, rechazar
Catalandesdenyar, desesperançar, rebutjar
Nounsspurnera person who rejects (someone or something) with contempt

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