Scoff

Definition of Scoff

n.1.Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
With scoffs, and scorns, and contumelious taunts.
- Shak.
2.An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
The scoff of withered age and beardless youth.
- Cowper.
v. i.1.To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; - often with at.
[imp. & p. p. Scoffed (?; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Scoffing.]
Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway,
And fools who came to scoff, remained to pray.
- Goldsmith.
God's better gift they scoff at and refuse.
- Cowper.
v. t.1.To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.
To scoff religion is ridiculously proud and immodest.
- Glanvill.

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