scoffingly


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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.
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Adv.1.scoffingly - in a disrespectful and mocking manner; "`Sorry,' she repeated derisively"
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Roxy laughed a mocking laugh, and said scoffingly, with a toss of her head, and her hands on her hips:
Even the loyal, supportive stalwarts of DATM were scoffingly asking the question "HTSA - is it dead?" Like many supporters trusts HTSA was geared up for dealing with problems and disputes; with the odd, major financial crisis thrown in for good measure.
One harvester was painted white, and scoffingly dubbed "The Albino." Another was painted blue.