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 for scoffing
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.
     [1913 Webster]
           Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway,
           And fools who came to scoff, remained to pray.
     [1913 Webster]
           God's better gift they scoff at and refuse. --Cowper.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: To sneer; mock; gibe; jeer. See Sneer.
          [1913 Webster]

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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