English to Afrikaans Meaning :: spurn

Spurn :
verag
- veragverwerpspurningspurns
 

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Verb(1) reject with contempt

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(1) with one touch of my feet, I spurn the solid Earth(2) it is a spurn of God's sovereignty, and a slight of his goodness(3) At the age of 69, Val Hobson has become an eco-warrior - spurning the habits of a law-abiding lifetime to be on the front line of a campaign to prevent a mobile mast being built near her home.(4) If America spurns global agreements on climate change, the whole planet is more vulnerable.(5) 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.(6) He spurns the notion that modernization as such is the ticket to emancipation and happiness.(7) 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.(8) Relations with her father - already verging on the poisonous - worsened further when, spurning his suggestion of a career in netball, she decided to study at the Drama Centre in north London.(9) 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.(10) She threw the money down upon the ground, and spurned it with her foot.(11) He has heightened his isolation by spurning diplomatic initiatives from African neighbours and launching a crackdown on local media.(12) 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.(13) She has spurned potential lovers and judged those close to her harshly.(14) Milan's models strutted through the first day of fashion week on Sunday but the twice-yearly festival got off to a muted start with the influential faces of fashion spurning the opening.(15) Kylie Minogue might be spurning them these days, but Dolce and Gabbana are favourites in paparazzi-land.(16) But it is not only to the spurners of the Gospel that such verses are addressed.
Synonyms
Verb
1. reject ::
verwerp
2. rebuff ::
afjak
3. scorn ::
spot
5. treat with contempt ::
behandel met minagting
6. disdain ::
minagting
7. look down one's nose at ::
neersien 'n mens se neus op
8. despise ::
minag
9. snub ::
stompe
10. slight ::
effense
11. jilt ::
coquette
12. dismiss ::
ontslaan
14. turn one's back on ::
draai een is terug op
16. cold-shoulder ::
koue skouer
17. turn one's nose up at ::
draai 'n mens se neus by
19. kick in the teeth ::
skop in die tande
Antonyms
1. accept ::
aanvaar
2. approve ::
goed te keur
Different Forms
spurn, spurned, spurning, spurns
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