Definitions for: Scoff

[n] showing your contempt by derision
[v] treat with contemptuous disregard; "flout the rules"
[v] laugh or scoff at; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.

The scoff of withered age and beardless youth.

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.

Scoff, v. t.
To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to
mock at.

To scoff religion is ridiculously proud and immodest.

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

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