So I looked up the term
contempt and found this definition:
The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration:
I also found a synonym,
The feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s consideration or respect
Then I found
scorn and things got sort of confusing
A feeling and expression of contempt or disdain for someone or something:
Can someone explain, to a non-native speaker, when each variant would be appropriate?
I am aware of the different word classes. Oxforddictionaries.com clasifies scorn as a mass noun as well, though. Hence, I was confused if there are subtle, different connotations
Edit Also, how would I use them? Do I possess scorn towards something? Or would I rather feel it for it?