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SCOFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scoff mean? 

SCOFF (noun)
  The noun SCOFF has 1 sense:

1. showing your contempt by derision

  Familiarity information: SCOFF used as a noun is very rare.


SCOFF (verb)
  The verb SCOFF has 2 senses:

1. laugh at with contempt and derision
2. treat with contemptuous disregard

  Familiarity information: SCOFF used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCOFF (noun)


Sense 1scoff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing your contempt by derision

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

jeer; jeering; mockery; scoff; scoffing

Hypernyms ("scoff" is a kind of...):

derision (contemptuous laughter)


SCOFF (verb)


Sense 1scoff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Laugh at with contempt and derision

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

jeer; scoff; flout; gibe; barrack

Context example:

The crowd jeered at the speaker

Hypernyms (to "scoff" is one way to...):

bait; cod; rag; rally; razz; ride; tantalise; tantalize; taunt; tease; twit (harass with persistent criticism or carping)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2scoff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat with contemptuous disregard

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

flout; scoff

Context example:

flout the rules

Hypernyms (to "scoff" is one way to...):

brush aside; brush off; discount; dismiss; disregard; ignore; push aside (bar from attention or consideration)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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