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Meaning of SCOFF

Pronunciation:  skof

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  showing your contempt by derision
  2. [v]  treat with contemptuous disregard; "flout the rules"
  3. [v]  laugh or scoff at; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
 

SCOFF is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: barrack, flout, gibe, jeer, jeer, jeering, mockery, scoffing
 
 See Also: bait, brush aside, brush off, cod, derision, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scoff\ (?; 115), n. [OE. scof; akin to OFries. schof,
    OHG. scoph, Icel. skaup, and perh. to E. shove.]
    1. Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking
       expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
    
             With scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious taunts.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    2. An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
    
             The scoff of withered age and beardless youth.
                                                   --Cowper.
    
    
  2. \Scoff\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scoffed} (?; 115); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Scoffing}.] [Cf. Dan. skuffe to deceive, delude,
    Icel. skopa to scoff, OD. schoppen. See {Scoff}, n.]
    To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by
    derisive acts or language; -- often with at.
    
          Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And
          fools who came to scoff, remained to pray. --Goldsmith.
    
          God's better gift they scoff at and refuse. --Cowper.
    
    Syn: To sneer; mock; gibe; jeer. See {Sneer}.
    
    
  3. \Scoff\, v. t.
    To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to
    mock at.
    
          To scoff religion is ridiculously proud and immodest.
                                                   --Glanvill.
    
    
 

 

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