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Synonyms for scoffskɔf, skɒf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jeer, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffing(verb)

    showing your contempt by derision

    mockery, jeering, parody, charade, spoof, jeer, lampoon, scoff, pasquinade, burlesque, travesty, scoffing, sendup, put-on, takeoff

  2. jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe(verb)

    laugh at with contempt and derision

    "The crowd jeered at the speaker"

    fit, cheer, inspire, scoff, root on, gibe, exhort, agree, jibe, barrack, jeer, match, tally, correspond, pep up, urge on, flout, check, urge

  3. scoff, flout(verb)

    treat with contemptuous disregard

    "flout the rules"

    flout, gibe, barrack, scoff, jeer

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scoff

    A sneer may be simply a contemptuous facial contortion, or it may be some brief satirical utterance that throws a contemptuous side-light on what it attacks without attempting to prove or disprove; a depreciatory implication may be given in a sneer such as could only be answered by elaborate argument or proof, which would seem to give the attack undue importance:

    Who can refute a sneer?

    Paley Moral Philosophy bk. v, ch. ix.

    A fling is careless and commonly pettish; a taunt is intentionally insulting and provoking; the sneer is supercilious; the taunt is defiant. The jeer and gibe are uttered; the gibe is bitter, and often sly or covert; the jeer is rude and open. A scoff may be in act or word, and is commonly directed against that which claims honor, reverence, or worship. Compare BANTER.

    fling, gibe, jeer, mock, sneer, taunt

    Only an essentially vicious mind is capable of a sneer at virtue.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scoff(v. a.)

    mock, deride, jeer, scoff at

  2. scoff(v. n.)

    mock, jeer, jibe, sneer

  3. scoff(n.)

    sneer, jibe, jeer, taunt, flout, biting jest

  4. scoff(n.)

    derision, ridicule, mockery, raillery, scoffing, jeering

Translations for scoff

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  • هزأArabic
  • spotten, verschlingen, spötteln, SpottGerman
  • burlarseSpanish
  • مسخرهPersian
  • ilkkua, pilkka, iva, pilkata, ivataFinnish
  • engloutirFrench
  • ծաղրArmenian
  • gera gys, hæða, draga dárIcelandic
  • derisione, cibaria, verso, fare il verso, cibarsi, scherno, mangiare, deridere, ingozzarsi, schernire, nutrirsiItalian
  • לְלַגלֵגHebrew
  • taunu, kai hāporo, tāwai, kaihorohoro, hāupaupaMāori
  • eten, spotten, schrokkenDutch
  • насмешка, насмехаться, уплетать, осмеивать, лопатьRussian

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