scorning

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

scorning

  1. present participle of scorn

Noun[edit]

scorning (plural scornings)

  1. The act of one who scorns.
    • (Can we date this quote by Thomas Hardy and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      But it pleased her to play on my passion / And whet me to pleadings / That won from her mirthful negations / And scornings undue.