1. [syn: jilted, rejected, spurned]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Spurn \Spurn\ (sp[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spurned
(sp[^u]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Spurning.] [OE. spurnen to
kick against, to stumble over, AS. spurnan to kick, offend;
akin to spura spur, OS. & OHG. spurnan to kick, Icel. spyrna,
L. spernere to despise, Skr. sphur to jerk, to push.
[root]171. See Spur.]
1. To drive back or away, as with the foot; to kick.
[The bird] with his foot will spurn adown his cup.
I spurn thee like a cur out of my way. --Shak.
2. To reject with disdain; to scorn to receive or accept; to
treat with contempt.
What safe and nicely I might well delay
By rule of knighthood, I disdain and spurn. --Shak.
Domestics will pay a more cheerful service when they
find themselves not spurned because fortune has laid
them at their master's feet. --Locke.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: rebuffed (by a lover) without warning; "jilted at the
altar" [syn: jilted, rejected, spurned]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "spurned":
contemned, declined, declined with thanks, denied, despised,
disapproved, discarded, discounted, disdained, dismissed, disowned,
excepted, excluded, forsaken, forsworn, ignored, jilted, loveless,
lovelorn, not considered, rebuffed, refused, rejected, renounced,
repudiated, repulsed, scouted, unbeloved, uncherished, unloved