Definition of spurn in English:

spurn

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Pronunciation: /spəːn
 
/

verb

[with object]

noun

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  • An act of spurning: it is a spurn of God’s sovereignty, and a slight of his goodness

Derivatives

spurner

noun
More example sentences
  • But it is not only to the spurners of the Gospel that such verses are addressed.
  • Indeed, the longer one looks at this week's fascinating list of the 300 spurners of official honours, the clearer it becomes that not all these refuseniks were motivated by the modesty or principle that the unwary among us may attribute to them.

Origin

Old English spurnan, spornan; related to Latin spernere 'to scorn'; compare with spur.

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