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synonyms for scoff

  • belittle
  • deride
  • jeer
  • mock
  • reject
  • ridicule
  • scorn
  • sneer
  • boo
  • contemn
  • disbelieve
  • discount
  • discredit
  • disdain
  • flout
  • gibe
  • knock
  • pan
  • pooh-pooh
  • rag
  • rally
  • revile
  • ride
  • tease
  • dig at
  • laugh at
  • make light of
  • poke fun at
  • show contempt
See also synonyms for: scoffer / scoffing
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antonyms for scoff

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  • approve
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • praise
  • admire
  • believe
  • commend
  • honor
  • respect
  • trust
  • be nice
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How to use scoff in a sentence

The principles of liberty were the scoff of every grinning courtier, and the Anathema Maranatha of every fawning dean.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
There was nothing either false or forced about the little exclamation he made, half scoff, half laugh.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
They laugh at our music, they scoff at our arts and twist them into obscene mockeries.
THE LINKALAN EDWARD NOURSE
I had almost said "fools who came to scoff remained to pray!"
MEXICOCHARLES REGINALD ENOCK
Hence it needs not surprise that they are not very devout worshippers; it is a great wonder they do not openly scoff.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
Should a cowardly Yankee be allowed to defy them, and scoff at them, and call them "bull-dogs and blood-hounds," with impunity?
PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS OF PARDEE BUTLERPARDEE BUTLER
But when it came to her wild fury against the paper that had dared to scoff at the boy he paused.
ONCE TO EVERY MANLARRY EVANS
Yours is a skeptic age, my dears, and you have learned to scoff at things you do not understand.
THE MASTER OF APPLEBYFRANCIS LYNDE
Then he slipped away "just to say good-bye to 'em," and even that hardened assembly of "canteen regulars" forbore to scoff.
SERVANTS OF THE GUNSJEFFERY E. JEFFERY
Thy home, it is reft from thee; thy reputation, it is a scoff; thine honour, it is a ghost that shall haunt thee!
LUCRETIA, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SCOFF

  • bit
  • condensed
  • corroded
  • crumbled
  • decayed
  • decomposed
  • disappeared
  • disintegrated
  • dissipated
  • dissolved
  • drained
  • exhausted
  • gnawed
  • liquefied
  • melted
  • nibbled
  • ran through
  • rotted
  • rusted
  • spilled
  • squandered
  • vanished
  • wasted away
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