Word of the Day May 24, 2017
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Today's word: scoffskɔf, skɒf
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word scoff
jeer, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffing(verb)
showing your contempt by derision
jeer, scoff, flout, barrack, gibe(verb)
laugh at with contempt and derision
"The crowd jeered at the speaker"
treat with contemptuous disregard
"flout the rules"
derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach
an object of scorn, mockery, or derision
to show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; -- often with at
to treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at
Origin: [OE. scof; akin to OFries. schof, OHG. scoph, Icel. skaup, and perh. to E. shove.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skof, v.t. to mock: to treat with scorn.—v.i. to show contempt or scorn: to deride, taunt, gibe.—n. an expression of scorn or contempt: an object of scoffing.—n. Scoff′er.—adv. Scoff′ingly, in a scoffing manner: with mockery or contempt. [Old Fris. schof; Ice. skaup, cf. Old Dut. schoppen, to scoff.]
The numerical value of scoff in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of scoff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You know who has tenure? The pope has tenure. The Queen of England has tenure. So does Fidel and the communists - because they represent the people, of course (scoff). Federal judges have tenure as well - no federal judge has ever successfully been removed. And then there's the college professors. Me. How do you like that?
For Scripture is the school of the Holy Spirit, in which, as nothing is omitted that is both necessary and useful to know, so nothing is taught but what is expedient to know. Therefore we must guard against depriving believers of anything disclosed about predestination in Scripture, lest we seem either wickedly to defraud them of the blessing of their God or to accuse and scoff at the Holy Spirit for having published what it is in any way profitable to suppress.
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Translations for scoff
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- spotten, verschlingen, spötteln, SpottGerman
- ilkkua, pilkka, iva, pilkata, ivataFinnish
- gera gys, hæða, draga dárIcelandic
- derisione, cibaria, verso, fare il verso, cibarsi, scherno, mangiare, deridere, ingozzarsi, schernire, nutrirsiItalian
- taunu, kai hāporo, tāwai, kaihorohoro, hāupaupaMāori
- eten, spotten, schrokkenDutch
- насмешка, насмехаться, уплетать, осмеивать, лопатьRussian
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