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English noun: scoff

1. scoff (communication) showing your contempt by derision

Synonymsjeer, jeering, mockery, scoffing

Broader (hypernym)derision

English verb: scoff

1. scoff (communication) laugh at with contempt and derision

SamplesThe crowd jeered at the speaker.

Synonymsbarrack, flout, gibe, jeer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

2. scoff (communication) treat with contemptuous disregard

SamplesFlout the rules.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside

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