spurn


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Synonyms for spurn

to be unwilling to accept, consider, or receive

to slight (someone) deliberately

a deliberate slight

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"Tonight, when it is dark I will torture him." She looked upon his perfect, godlike figure and upon his handsome, smiling face and then she steeled her heart again by thoughts of her love spurned; by religious thoughts that damned the infidel who had desecrated the holy of holies; who had taken from the blood-stained altar of Opar the offering to the Flaming God--and not once but thrice.
My zeal in your behalf ye cannot doubt; Ruthless indeed were I and obdurate If such petitioners as you I spurned.
A variety of occupations, of objects, and of company, which could not be procured at Barton, would be inevitable there, and might yet, she hoped, cheat Marianne, at times, into some interest beyond herself, and even into some amusement, much as the ideas of both might now be spurned by her.
That is another waste of taxpayer money, and any reporter with integrity should spurn such an invitation.
Hecate's comment "and you all know, security / Is mortals' chiefest enemy" is read as evidence that Macbeth has a pact with the devil (a "security"), a reading only possible if one ignores the previous two lines: "He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear / His hopes 'bove wisdom, grace and fear" (III.v.30-3).
REPUBLICANS are outraged that Ian Paisley might spurn the chance to be First Minister.
"Yet, you, my creator detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by one of us."
TUMBLING onto the banks of the Humber estuary in the cold, grey light of dawn I felt a tad delicate to say the least This wasn't surprising, as Mrs D and I had attended a great Skem wedding (congrats to John and Janet Power) the night before, and I'd managed the grand total of two hours sleep before being picked up and taken to Spurn on the east coast.
DEREK RIORDAN'S agent insists the Scotland striker may spurn a move to CARDIFF and decide to honour his contract at Hibernian.
But advisers from the Changing Room's star's management team warned the representatives of Nik's Nickers that she'd spurn the title before showing her bottom to the nation.
Rodney Rowe went down in a challenge with Darlington skipper Craig Liddle, and Alexander did not spurn the chance to score his 11th goal of the season.
This presumed ignorance enabled military leaders to spurn his desire to change the policy.
But the same winds that brought them to us meant the east coast, and Spurn Bird Observatory where I was staying for three days, was untroubled by rarities and major migration.
To spurn the advances of an unwanted lover try sending a bunch of daffodils.
They spurn the England team's experience of an international game or training to pour pounds 100,000 down the drain.