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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scoff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Scoffed p. pr. & vb. n. Scoffing.]  To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; -- often with at.
 Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway,
 And fools who came to scoff, remained to pray.   --Goldsmith.
    God's better gift they scoff at and refuse.   --Cowper.
 Syn: -- To sneer; mock; gibe; jeer. See Sneer.