heap scorn on someone


heap scorn on someone
to criticize someone or something severely and in a way that shows you think they deserve no respect

Both candidates have heaped scorn on the budget agreement.

Thesaurus: to criticize stronglysynonym
Main entry: scorn

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • heap (something) on someone — heap (something) on (someone/something) to express a strong opinion about someone or something. Other leaders heaped praise on the president at the meeting. Usage notes: often heap scorn on someone or something to express a strong lack of respect …   New idioms dictionary

  • heap scorn on something — heap/pour/scorn on someone/something/ phrase to criticize someone or something severely and in a way that shows you think they deserve no respect Both candidates have heaped scorn on the budget agreement. Thesaurus: to criticize stronglysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • pour scorn on someone — heap/pour/scorn on someone/something/ phrase to criticize someone or something severely and in a way that shows you think they deserve no respect Both candidates have heaped scorn on the budget agreement. Thesaurus: to criticize stronglysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • heap (something) on something — heap (something) on (someone/something) to express a strong opinion about someone or something. Other leaders heaped praise on the president at the meeting. Usage notes: often heap scorn on someone or something to express a strong lack of respect …   New idioms dictionary

  • heap (something) on — (someone/something) to express a strong opinion about someone or something. Other leaders heaped praise on the president at the meeting. Usage notes: often heap scorn on someone or something to express a strong lack of respect: He heaped scorn on …   New idioms dictionary

  • scorn — [[t]skɔ͟ː(r)n[/t]] scorns, scorning, scorned 1) N UNCOUNT: oft with N, N for n If you treat someone or something with scorn, you show contempt for them. Researchers greeted the proposal with scorn... Franklin shared the family s scorn for his… …   English dictionary

  • scorn — scorn1 [ skɔrn ] noun uncount a feeling that someone or something is not good enough to deserve your approval or respect: scorn for: He had nothing but scorn for the opinions of others. a. heap/pour scorn on someone/something to criticize someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scorn — I UK [skɔː(r)n] / US [skɔrn] noun [uncountable] a feeling that someone or something is not good enough to deserve your approval or respect scorn for: He had nothing but scorn for the opinions of others. • heap/pour scorn on someone/something to… …   English dictionary

  • scorn — scorn1 [sko:n US sko:rn] n [U] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: escarn] 1.) the feeling that someone or something is stupid or does not deserve respect = ↑contempt scorn for ▪ He felt scorn for his working class parents. with scorn ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heap — [[t]hi͟ːp[/t]] heaps, heaping, heaped 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A heap of things is a pile of them, especially a pile arranged in a rather untidy way. ...a heap of bricks. ...a compost heap... He has dug up the tiles that cover the floor and left… …   English dictionary