scoffer

[ UK /skˈɒfɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
  2. someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
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How To Use scoffer In A Sentence

  • Almanac (1676) and we find it alluded to in Boccaccio, the classical sedile which according to scoffers has formed the papal chair (a curule seat) ever since the days of Pope Joan, when it has been held advisable for one of the Cardinals to ascertain that His The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • In the "Carol of Occupations" occur, too, those formidable inventories of the more heavy and coarsegrained trades and tools that few if any readers have been able to stand before, and that have given the scoffers and caricaturists their favorite weapons. Birds and Poets : with Other Papers
  • The devising of folly is sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to all.
  • Of course the scoffers again pooh-poohed the idea that any nations could be found willing to conclude such treaties; but those who ridiculed have been again put to shame, for within the last twelve months, thirteen treaties have been concluded between various nations. Randal Cremer - Nobel Lecture
  • It has been called "the dull product of a scoffer's pen"; it is indeed the "product of a scoffer's pen"; but after reading the Excursion, few people will think it _dull_. Lectures on the English Poets Delivered at the Surrey Institution
  • Then again, what Atheist calls the "tediousness" of the journey has undoubtedly a great hand in making some half-in-earnest men sceptics, if not scoffers. Bunyan Characters (2nd Series)
  • I was able to prove the scoffers wrong.
  • Yes, wherever the blame lies, there can be no doubt about it, that what this hilarious scoffer calls the tediousness of the way is but a too common experience among many of those who, tediousness and all, will still cleave fast to it and will never leave it. Bunyan Characters (2nd Series)
  • Further, his longstanding quintet, co-starring tenorist Wayne Escoffery and pianist Danny Grissett, is fully up to the challenge of playing it. From Swing to Bop
  • III.v. 62 (305, 9) [Foal is most foul, being foul to be a scoffer] [W: being found] The sense of the received reading is not fairly represented; it is, _The ugly seem most ugly, when, _ though _ugly, they are scoffers. Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies
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