Definition for SCOFF

SCOFF, v.i. [Gr. σκωπτω. The primary sense is probably to throw, in which sense it coincides with the D. schoppen, G. schuppen, to push, to shove. But I do not find the word in the English and Greek sense, in any modern language except the English.]

To treat with insolent ridicule, mockery or contumelious language; to manifest contempt by derision; with at. To scoff at religion and sacred things is evidence of extreme weakness and folly, as well as of wickedness. They shall scoff at the kings. – Hab. i.

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