The solution to today’s Wordle puzzle (#468 – September 30, 2022) is scorn. You scorn something or someone when you subject them to open ridicule or mockery. The word can function as a noun or verb and has roots in the Old French words “escarn” or “escorne,” meaning mockery, contempt, affront, or disgrace.
Today it took us five tries to arrive at the answer, although it could have taken us three tries if we were a tad luckier or started with one of WordleBot’s recommended starter words, crane. Instead, we kicked off guessing with the word grate, which was the solution word a few days ago. We followed with the word round and hit a major lucky strike on our third guess, shorn, which turned all but one tile green. That narrowed the possible solutions down to two words: scorn and sworn, but we ended up guessing the latter before it became clear what the correct answer was. We hope you have better luck!