[ US /ˈskɔf/ ]
[ UK /skˈɒf/ ]
  1. treat with contemptuous disregard
    flout the rules
  2. laugh at with contempt and derision
    The crowd jeered at the speaker
  1. showing your contempt by derision
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How To Use scoff In A Sentence

  • As Christians who reject evolutionary theory, the family scoffed at the park's dinosaur attractions, which date the apatosaurus, brachiosaurus and the like to prehistoric times.
  • When faced with mass desertion, regiments often lacked the personnel to pursue the scofflaws, and soldiers could count on the sympathy of civilians willing to give them jobs rather than report them.
  • How quickly does your scoff go off? The Sun
  • Desmond scoffed, and then flipping up the tail of his coat, turned to sit down on the chair beside Isabella's.
  • Any new medical condition is at first scoffed at as "malingering," "hypochondria" or "hysteria," and only slowly becomes established. Electrosensitives reach out to OEN
  • Proponents say exam scofflaws are part of the price of annual testing, which shows parents how well a school is really doing, and dismiss the notion that accountability itself is the problem.
  • There are those who scoff at the school boy, calling him frivolous and shallow.
  • While others were scoffing at the notion of ebonics, I was lapping up inner city slang: that beautiful, musical, profane prose. Slashdot: Book Reviews
  • What a wonderful place the city had been to leave, as I looked down at it through the free and lucid air, the plane pitching in the thunderstorm which loomed as usual over Kenscoff.
  • During a recent conference featuring government and stock-exchange officials, a businessman named Bazarsad Jargalsaikhan won applause when he wagged his forefinger and scoffed, "We've been given many things in the past—worthless! Mining Boom Fuels New Mongol Hoard
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