scoff

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. jeer, be contemptuous or derisive (of), flout, laugh (at). See contempt, disrespect. Ant., encourage.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. mock, deride, jeer; see ridicule .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
jeer, mock, ridicule, deride, snicker at, laugh at, gibe, dismiss, belittle, *pooh-pooh, discount, knock.
ANT.: respect, accept, praise
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To make fun or make fun of: deride, gibe, jeer, jest, laugh, mock, ridicule, scout2, twit. Chiefly British: quiz. Idiom: poke fun at. See LAUGHTER, RESPECT. II noun An instance of mockery or derision: gibe, insult, jeer, taunt, twit. See LAUGHTER, RESPECT.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scoff — scoff, jeer, gibe, fleer, gird, sneer, flout can all mean to show one s scorn or contempt in derision or mockery. Scoff stresses insolence, irreverence, lack of respect, or incredulity as the motives for one s derision or mockery {it is an easy… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Scoff — Scoff, v. t. To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at. [1913 Webster] To scoff religion is ridiculously proud and immodest. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] With scoffs, and scorns, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scoff — «Scoff» Canción de Nirvana LP Bleach Publicación 15 de junio de 1989 …   Wikipedia Español

  • scoff — scoff·er; scoff; scoff·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • scoff — [skɔf US sko:f, ska:f] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [I and T] to laugh at a person or idea, and talk about them in a way that shows you think they are stupid = ↑make fun of scoff at ▪ David scoffed at her …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scoff — Ⅰ. scoff [1] ► VERB ▪ speak about something in a scornfully derisive way. ► NOUN ▪ an expression of scornful derision. DERIVATIVES scoffer noun. ORIGIN perhaps Scandinavian. Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • scoff — index derogate, disdain (noun), disdain (verb), disparage, flout, humiliate, jape, jeer, mock ( …   Law dictionary

  • scoff at — index contemn, discommend, reject Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • scoff — (v.) late 14c., earlier as a noun, contemptuous ridicule (c.1300), from a Scandinavian source, Cf. O.N. skaup, skop mockery, M.Dan. skof jest, mockery; perhaps from P.Gmc. *skub , *skuf (Cf. O.E. scop poet, O.H.G. scoph fiction, sport, jest,… …   Etymology dictionary

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