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Bible Usage:


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  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCOFF, verb intransitive [Gr. The primary sense is probably to throw. 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. Habakkuk 1:10.

SCOFF, verb transitive To treat with derision or scorn.

SCOFF, noun Derision, ridicule, mockery or reproach, expressed in language of contempt; expression of scorn or contempt.

With scoffs and scorns and contumelious taunts.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCOFF'ER, noun One who scoffs; one that mocks, derides or reproaches in the language of contempt; a scorner.

There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, 'Where is the promise of his coming?' 2 Peter 3:3.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCOFF'ING, participle present tense Deriding or mocking; treating with reproachful language.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCOFF'INGLY, adverb In mockery or contempt; by way of derision.

Aristotle applied this hemistich scoffingly to the sycophants at Athens.