verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of scoff1
synonym study for scoff
OTHER WORDS FROM scoffscoff·er, nounscoff·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for scoff (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of scoff2
Example sentences from the Web for scoff
“People were telling horrendous stories and he was laughing in his box and scoffing,” she says.
Bob felt a cold chill as he listened to these scoffing words.The Pioneer Boys on the Great Lakes|Harrison Adams
Was this the way that men spoke of women, with sneers, with scoffing?
I play upon his vanity, scoffing at the crudity of his plans of revenge.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
He was of a violent and acrid nature, and imagined that he could settle scientific questions by scoffing and abuse.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
The hyena was scoffing because he was comfortable; he was comfortable because of the heavy coat that he wore.Christmas Outside of Eden|Coningsby Dawson