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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scoff  \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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.  --Goldsmith. 
  God's  better  gift  they  scoff  at  and  refuse.  --Cowper. 
  Syn:  To  sneer;  mock;  gibe;  jeer.  See  {Sneer}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scoff  \Scoff\,  v.  t. 
  To  treat  or  address  with  derision;  to  assail  scornfully;  to 
  mock  at 
  To  scoff  religion  is  ridiculously  proud  and  immodest. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  showing  your  contempt  by  derision  [syn:  {jeer},  {jeering},  {mockery}, 
  v  1:  laugh  or  scoff  at  "The  crowd  jeered  at  the  speaker"  [syn: 
  {jeer},  {flout},  {barrack},  {gibe}] 
  2:  treat  with  contemptuous  disregard;  "flout  the  rules"  [syn:  {flout}] 

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