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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Scoff \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.
God's better gift they scoff at and refuse. --Cowper.
Syn: To sneer; mock; gibe; jeer. See Sneer.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: showing your contempt by derision [syn: jeer, jeering,
mockery, scoff, scoffing]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "scoffing":
Humism, Pyrrhonism, abusive, agnosticism, banter, bantering,
blackening, blameful, booing, catcalling, censorious, chaffing,
condemnatory, contemptuous, damnatory, denunciatory, deprecative,
deprecatory, depreciative, derision, derisive, derisory,
disparaging, doubt, execrating, execrative, execratory, fleering,
flippancy, flippant, fooling, grinning, hissing, hooting,
incredulity, invective, inveighing, jeering, joshing, judgmental,
kidding, leering, levity, mockery, mocking, objurgatory, panning,
priggish, quizzical, ragging, railing, raillery, rallying, razzing,
reproachful, reprobative, reviling, ridicule, ridiculing, roasting,
skepticism, smart, smart-aleckiness, smart-alecky, smart-ass,
smartness, smirking, sneering, snickering, sniggering, snorting,
taunting, teasing, twitting, vilifying, vituperative
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