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Meaning of SCOFF

Pronunciation:  skof

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    2. An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
             The scoff of withered age and beardless youth.
  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.