scoffing


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scoff 1

 (skŏf, skôf)
v. scoffed, scoff·ing, scoffs
v.intr.
To show or express derision or scorn: scoffed at their complaints.
v.tr.
To say in a derisive manner: "Are you confused yet?" the instructor scoffed.

[Middle English scoffen, from scof, mockery, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish skof, jest, teasing.]

scoff′er n.
scoff′ing·ly adv.

scoff 2

 (skŏf, skôf)
v. scoffed, scoff·ing, scoffs Slang
v.tr.
To eat (food) quickly and greedily.
v.intr.
To eat greedily.

[Alteration of obsolete scaff.]

scoff′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scoffing - showing your contempt by derisionscoffing - showing your contempt by derision  
derision - contemptuous laughter

scoffing

adjective
Contemptuous or ironic in manner or wit:
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scoffing

[ˈskɒfɪŋ] Nmofas fpl, burlas fpl

scoffing

References in classic literature ?
The Man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at.
Child of levity and scoffing," replied the other; "you err again, misled by these humble habiliments.
They were inquisitive, also, in the extreme, and impertinently intrusive; and were prone to indulge in scoffing and ridicule at the expense of the strangers.
There is a master of scoffing, that in his catalogue of books of a feigned library, sets down this title of a book, The Morris-Dance of Heretics.
CELTIC star Leigh Griffiths has been sent a box of Tunnock's tea cakes after he was caught scoffing one in the dugout.