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scoff

 
 
pronunciation:
skaf [or] skawf
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: scoffs, scoffing, scoffed
definition: to laugh at, mock, or criticize scornfully (often followed by "at").
Ryan's older brother scoffed at his fear of the dark.I thought I had a great idea, but everybody just scoffed at it.
similar words:
despise
derivations: scoffingly (adv.), scoffer (n.)