Belittle and Scorn


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Belittle verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Scorn is a synonym for belittle in speech topic. In some cases you can use "Scorn" instead a verb "Belittle", when it comes to topics like detract, scoff at, run down.
Nearby Word: belittling
Synonyms for Belittle


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Scorn verb – To show contempt for.
Usage example: scorned the religious traditions of their ancestors

Belittle is a synonym for scorn in speech topic. Sometimes you can use "Belittle" instead a verb "Scorn".
Nearby Words: scornful, scorned, scornfully, scorning
Synonyms for Scorn

Common collocations

humans belittle humans scorn humans
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Scorn and Belittle. (2016). Retrieved 2020, November 28, from
Belittle & Scorn. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Nov. 2020. <>.
Scorn or Belittle. 2016. Accessed November 28, 2020.

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