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Spurned Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    spurned adj : rebuffed (by a lover) without warning; "jilted at the altar" [syn: jilted, rejected]
Spurned Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Spurn \Spurn\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spurned; 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]17
  1. See Spur.]
  2. To drive back or away, as with the foot; to kick. [The bird] with his foot will spurn adown his cup. --Chaucer. I spurn thee like a cur out of my way. --Shak.
  3. 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.
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