outscorn

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Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ scorn

Verb[edit]

outscorn (third-person singular simple present outscorns, present participle outscorning, simple past and past participle outscorned)

  1. (transitive) To overcome or overwhelm by haughty disregard; defy; scorn or despise.
    • 2007 June 14, Penelope Green, “Kitchen Tales”, in New York Times[1]:
      “That’s a bit like asking a man to subject himself to his own Freudian analysis,” he said, and then ventured this answer: “I guess I am Lear and the kitchen is my heath, wherein I strive to outscorn the to-and-fro conflicting wind and rain.”

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