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Related to scoffing: unwaveringly

scoff 1

 (skŏf, skôf)
v. scoffed, scoff·ing, scoffs
To show or express derision or scorn: scoffed at their complaints.
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
To eat (food) quickly and greedily.
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


Contemptuous or ironic in manner or wit:


[ˈskɒfɪŋ] Nmofas fpl, burlas fpl


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.
At Redholme Memory Care nursing home in Mossley Hill, Merseyside, Miss Dooley set up her mobile phone to record Barnett scoffing the meal for a resident with Alzheimer's disease who has since died.
P Irwin, Glasgow Page 30: The sad story of a Labradoodle rushed to the vet after scoffing a hot cross bun.
CELTIC star Leigh Griffiths has been sent a box of Tunnock's tea cakes after he was caught scoffing one in the dugout.
Steve McCabe, Labour MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, said: "It's clear that all the Tories will be doing is swanning abound in Birmingham scoffing smoked-salmon roulades and fancy prawn vol-au-vents."
MANILA -- Instead of scoffing at government witnesses in the pork barrel scam, Vice President Jejomar Binay should support the government's effort in pursuing those involved in the scam, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Monday.
He equalled his record, scoffing down a total of 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes and he said it wasn't easy.
But perhaps those same scoffing politicians should realise that Northern Ireland's fed-up public wants and needs leaders who show genuine humanity.