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Hence this Christian emblem became the object of scoffing and derision by the persecuting heathen.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Then, "We don't have to bother getting any room ready for Cy," he said, with a scoffing little laugh.
FIDELITYSUSAN GLASPELL
There was no mistaking Rosie's dejection and Danny, instead of scoffing it away, accepted it quietly.
THE ROSIE WORLDPARKER FILLMORE
Mr. Belcher kept himself quiet, and defended himself from the influences around him by adopting and holding his scoffing mood.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
I got a broom and a pail of water and began sweeping away vigorously, while Andrea stood in the doorway scoffing.
THE MAKING OF A SAINTWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Oh, it was merely a song of welcome, improvised over yonder while they were scoffing my cows.
A FRONTIER MYSTERYBERTRAM MITFORD
I am like my scoffing old sire, in one respect at least—I pour all drink-offerings down my own throat!
SARCHEDONG. J. (GEORGE JOHN) WHYTE-MELVILLE
There is very little scoffing going on at the present time, but there is considerable gnashing of teeth.
THE MODERN KU KLUX KLANHENRY PECK FRY
So clearly was the charge made that, for the first time, the prisoner dropped his scoffing manner and listened seriously.
THROUGH THE WALLCLEVELAND MOFFETT
But Time has a habit of vindicating the pioneers while consigning the scoffing wiseacres to oblivion.
THE COMMON SENSE OF SOCIALISMJOHN SPARGO
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SCOFFING

  • acrid
  • alert
  • arrogant
  • backbiting
  • biting
  • bitter
  • burlesque
  • caustic
  • chaffing
  • clever
  • contemptuous
  • contradictory
  • critical
  • cutting
  • cynical
  • defiant
  • derisive
  • disparaging
  • double-edged
  • exaggerated
  • implausible
  • incisive
  • incongruous
  • ironical
  • keen
  • mocking
  • mordant
  • paradoxical
  • pungent
  • quick-witted
  • ridiculous
  • sardonic
  • satiric
  • satirical
  • scathing
  • scoffing
  • sharp
  • sneering
  • spicy
  • trenchant
  • twisted
  • uncomplimentary
  • unexpected
  • witty
  • wry
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