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scoff

verb [I] (LAUGH)    /skɒf/ US  /skɑːf/
to laugh and speak about a person or idea in a way that shows that you think they are stupid or silly : The critics scoffed at his paintings . Years ago people would have scoffed at the idea that cars would be built by robots .Mocking and taunting scoff     noun [C usually plural] Despite the scoffs of her colleagues , the experiment was completely successful .Mocking and taunting scoffer     /ˈskɒf.ər/ US  /ˈskɑː.fɚ/ noun [C usually plural] I was able to prove the scoffers wrong .Mocking and taunting
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