Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

An expression of contempt or derision.

Part of speech: verb

To deride; scorn; mock; used with at.

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Usage examples "scoff":

  1. They would scoff, of course, but they would envy me, too. - "Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens", Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009.
  2. Trade of the colonies monopolized by the crown of Spain; the Spanish system the scoff of modern times. - "The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II)", Washington Irving.
  3. In the looks turned upon her she read that no one would scoff at her. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.