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spurn Saltos de línea: spurn

Definición de spurn en inglés:


[with object]
1Reject with disdain or contempt: he spoke gruffly, as if afraid that his invitation would be spurned
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In spurning the invitation by Government to discuss the matter, the union leaders have lost an opportunity to find an answer to their grievances without causing disruption to the system.
  • Arun is a sensitive young man from the capital who spurns a comfortable inheritance and takes a job teaching in a rural elementary school, in the very heartland of the insurgency.
  • Based on the French novella by Prosper Merimee and the popular opera by Georges Bizet, Carmen is the story of a fiery Spanish gypsy who spurns her obsessive soldier lover for a flashy bullfighter.
refuse, decline, say no to, reject, rebuff, scorn, turn down, turn away, repudiate, treat with contempt, disdain, look down one's nose at, despise;
snub, slight, disown, jilt, repulse, repel, dismiss, brush off, turn one's back on;
give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, ignore, cut (dead), look right through
British informal knock back
Australian informal snout
informal , dated give someone the go-by
1.1 archaic Strike, tread, or push away with the foot: with one touch of my feet, I spurn the solid Earth
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She threw the money down upon the ground, and spurned it with her foot.


archaic Volver al principio  
An act of spurning: it is a spurn of God’s sovereignty, and a slight of his goodness


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



Pronunciación: /ˈspəːnə/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

Palabras que riman con spurn

adjourn, astern, Berne, burn, churn, concern, discern, earn, fern, fohn, kern, learn, Lucerne, quern, Sauternes, stern, Sterne, tern, terne, Traherne, turn, urn, Verne, yearn

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