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scoff

scoff

 
pronunciation:
skaf [or] skawf
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: scoffed, scoffing, scoffs
definition: to speak with mild scorn or derision (often fol. by at).
He scoffed at my fear of the dark.
synonyms:
mock, scorn, sneer
similar words:
belittle, contemn, deride, despise, flout, gibe, jeer
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an expression of mocking disapproval.
synonyms:
dig, gibe
derivations: scoffingly (adv.), scoffer (n.)