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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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  An  object  of  scorn,  mockery,  or  derision. 
 
  The  scoff  of  withered  age  and  beardless  youth. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  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. 
  --Glanvill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scoff 
  n  :  showing  your  contempt  by  derision  [syn:  {jeer},  {jeering},  {mockery}, 
  {scoffing}] 
  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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