To scoff is to make a sound that is slightly contemptuous or mocking. When you scoff at something, you are making a judgment that it is not worth your time or attention.

  • He scoffed at the idea of starting a business on the side.

  • She scoffed at the idea of working at the company fulltime.

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Example Sentences for scoffing

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    Kelly and Stober scoff at the notion.

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    Some urologists scoff at the idea.

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    Strangle the fool that dares to scoff

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    Authorities scoff at the mother of young actress.

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    Celebrities scoff at the claim that the Enquirer is kinder and gentler.

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    Proteas scoff at Australia's fresh attempts at sledging.

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    He is a bit conceited and often scoffs at people.

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    Of course the New York Times would scoff at him.

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    People, who came to scoff, saw the very same thing as the believers.

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    To take the piss is an expression meaning to mock, tease, ridicule or scoff.