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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun scoff has 1 sense

Verb scoff has 2 senses


scoffn. [OE. scof; akin to OFries. schof, OHG. scoph, Icel. skaup, and perh. to E. shove.].
  •  Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.  [1913 Webster]
    "With scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious taunts."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.  [1913 Webster]
    "The scoff of withered age and beardless youth."  [1913 Webster]
scoffv. i. [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."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To sneer; mock; gibe; jeer. See Sneer.
scoffv. t. 
     To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.  [1913 Webster]
    "To scoff religion is ridiculously proud and immodest."  [1913 Webster]


scoff, v. & n.
--v.intr. (usu. foll. by at) speak derisively, esp. of serious subjects; mock; be scornful.
1 mocking words; a taunt.
2 an object of ridicule.

scoffer n. scoffingly adv.
scoff, v. & n. colloq.
--v.tr. & intr. eat greedily.
--n. food; a meal.

(n.) f. Afrik. schoff repr. Du. schoft quarter of a day (hence, meal): (v.) orig. var. of dial. scaff, assoc. with the noun



Parthian shot, affront, aspersion, atrocity, back answer, barrack, belittle, bolt, boo, brickbat, caustic remark, chaff, chow, comeback, comestibles, contempt, contumely, crack, cut, cut at, cutting remark, deride, despite, devour, dig, dig at, disbelieve, dismiss, disparage, dump on, eats, edibles, enormity, feed, fleer, flout, flouting, food, foodstuff, foolery, gibe, gibing retort, gird, gobble up, grub, gulp down, guzzle, humiliation, indignity, injury, insult, jab, jab at, jape, jeer, jeer at, jeering, jest, kid, lampoon, leg-pull, make light of, mock, mockery, offense, outrage, parting shot, poke fun at, pooh, pooh-pooh, provisions, put away, put down, put-down, put-on, quip, rag, rail at, rally, rank out, rations, revile, rib, ridicule, rude reproach, scoff at, scout, scurrility, short answer, slam, slap, slap at, sneer, sneer at, spoof, swipe, taunt, tease, twit, uncomplimentary remark, verbal thrust, victuals, wolf down




VB be impious, profane, desecrate, blaspheme, revile, scoff, swear, commit sacrilege, snuffle, turn up the whites of the eyes, idolize.


VB ridicule, deride, mock, taunt, snigger, laugh in one's sleeve, tease, badinage, banter, rally, chaff, joke, twit, quiz, roast, haze, tehee, fleer, show up, play upon, play tricks upon, fool to the top of one's bent, laugh at, grin at, smile at, poke fun at, satirize, parody, caricature, burlesque, travesty, turn into ridicule, make merry with, make fun of, make game of, make a fool of, make an April fool of, rally, scoff, raise a laugh, play the fool, make a fool of oneself.


N disrespect, disesteem, disestimation, disparagement irreverence, slight, neglect, spretae injuria formae, superciliousness, vilipendency, vilification, contumely, affront, dishonor, insult, indignity, outrage, discourtesy, practical joking, scurrility, scoffing, sibilance, hissing, sibilation, irrision, derision, mockery, irony, sarcasm, hiss, hoot, boo, gibe, flout, jeer, scoff, gleek, taunt, sneer, quip, fling, wipe, slap in the face, disrespectful, aweless, irreverent, disparaging, insulting, supercilious, contemptuous, patronizing, rude, derisive, sarcastic, scurrile, scurrilous, contumelious, unrespected, unworshiped, unenvied, unsaluted, unregarded, disregarded, disrespectfully.

VB hold in disrespect, misprize, disregard, slight, trifle with, set at naught, pass by, push aside, overlook, turn one's back upon, laugh in one's sleeve, be disrespectful, be discourteous, treat with disrespect, set down, put down, browbeat, dishonor, desecrate, insult, affront, outrage, speak slightingly of, disparage, vilipend, vilify, call names, throw dirt, fling dirt, drag through the mud, point at, indulge in personalities, make mouths, make faces, bite the thumb, take by the beard, pluck by the beard, toss in a blanket, tar and feather, have in derision, hold in derision, deride, scoff, barrack, sneer, laugh at, snigger, ridicule, gibe, mock, jeer, hiss, hoot, taunt, twit, niggle, gleek, gird, flout, fleer, roast, turn into ridicule, burlesque, laugh to scorn, smoke, fool, make game of, make a fool of, make an April fool of, play a practical joke, lead one a dance, run the rig upon, have a fling at, scout, mob.

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