However spurned Charles might have felt, they continued to be a part of each other’s lives.
His inspiration was the Brotherhood’s founder, Sayyid Qutb, who saw the West as an erotic seductress that must be spurned and destroyed by pious Muslims.
That entailed spurning ultra-Orthodox Jewish factions who found themselves in the opposition and whose leaders have long scorned Lapid as “Yaheer” – Hebrew for “arrogant” and a pun on his first name.
reject with contempt
disdain,freeze off,pooh-pooh,reject,scorn,turn down
If you reject your mother’s offer to buy you a pair of lederhosen with a snort and eye roll, you are spurning her generosity. To spurn means to reject with disdain.
Originally, to spurn was to kick away. Though it’s not used in that context so often anymore, being spurned still feels like a kick in the gut. You can reject someone kindly, or let them down easily, but you can’t spurn someone with anything but malice.
It earned two thumbs up from Zephyr, who didn’t seem to notice the crusts he usually spurned were its building blocks.
它赢得了 Zephyr 的两个大拇指，他似乎没有注意到他通常拒绝的外壳是它的构建块。
—How I turned sandwich crusts and my 5-year-old’s other food rejects into new favorites by ???
“The next day the young gentleman admitted the truth to the constable. He had made the whole story up because I had spurned his romantic advances.”
—The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
“Tis whispered that she loves the young English artist who haunts her steps, and is spurned by the old Count,” said the lady, as they joined the dance.
—Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
spurn (v.)Old English spurnan "to kick (away), strike against; reject, scorn, despise," from Proto-Germanic spurnon (source also of Old Saxon and Old High German spurnan, Old Frisian spurna, Old Norse sporna "to kick, drive away with the feet"), from PIE root spere- "ankle" (source also of Middle Dutch spoor "track of an animal," Greek sphyron "ankle," Latin spernere "to reject, spurn," Sanskrit sphurati "kicks," Middle Irish seir "heel"). Related: Spurned; spurning.Related entries & more
spurn (v.)古英语 spinnan “踢（离开），打击；拒绝，轻蔑，鄙视，”源自原始日耳曼语 spurnon（也源自古撒克逊语和古高地德语的spurnan、古弗里斯兰语的spurna、古诺尔斯语的sporna “踢，用脚赶走”），源自 PIE 词根 spere- “脚踝”（也源自中古荷兰语 spoor “动物的足迹”，希腊语 sphyron “脚踝”，拉丁语 spernere “拒绝，唾弃”梵文 sphurati “踢”，中爱尔兰语 seir “脚跟”）。相关：被拒绝；拒绝。相关条目及更多
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