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Definition 1: showing your contempt by derision - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for scoff in the sense of this definition

(scoff is a kind of ...) contemptuous laughter

Definition 2: laugh at with contempt and derision - [verb of communication]

Samples where scoff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd jeered at the speaker

Synonyms for scoff in the sense of this definition

(scoff is a kind of ...) harass with persistent criticism or carping

"The children teased the new teacher" "Don't ride me so hard over my failure" "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

Definition 3: treat with contemptuous disregard - [verb of communication]

Samples where scoff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flout the rules

Synonyms for scoff in the sense of this definition

(scoff is a kind of ...) bar from attention or consideration

"She dismissed his advances"

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