Definitions

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  • n. One who scoffs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who scoffs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who scoffs; one who mocks or derides; a scorner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
  • n. someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision

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Examples

  • The scoffer is the product of the limited knowledge characteristic of what Engels called "metaphysical materialism."

    Socialism: Positive and Negative

  • "But," he continued, "I am not particularly flattered at being called a scoffer at my own people --"

    An American Politician

  • T. skoptes (skoptes means 'scoffer' or 'mocker'), and the other

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • One who was known as a scoffer during life here is virtuously represented ah "a sincere worshipper of Eternal, Almighty and ever just

    Over the Border: Acadia, the Home of "Evangeline"

  • 021: 024 The proud and haughty man, "scoffer" is his name; he works in the arrogance of pride.

    The World English Bible (WEB):

  • They shuddered with dire foreboding at thought of him, and each one felt himself the centre of accusing eyes, and looked accusingly upon his fellows — each one and all, save Sime, and Sime was a scoffer whose evil end was destined with a certitude his successes could not shake.

    THE MASTER OF MYSTERY

  • This scene is being taken in by Ossama, a professional pickpocket and "inveterate scoffer" who practices a "philosophy of derision" that denies the tragic aspect of existence.

    Tales of Jaunty Anarchy on the Nile

  • However, in his 1846 election campaign, Lincoln was cornered by the faithful and forced to deny that he was an “open scoffer at Christianity.”

    Lincoln’s Emancipation

  • Maybe if your muggle friend is a Gnostic he might like it, but for your average mind-in-a-rut materialist votes-Democrat scoffer, it is too strong a drink too soon.

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  • The "world food economy" is a hard thing to get your head around as an ordinary scoffer of far-flung delicacies, but this admirably clear exposition will help.

    Et cetera: Steven Poole's non-fiction reviews

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  • Life is built up of smallest atomics,
    Pile upon pile the ramparts still increase,
    And as those, Roman walls, o'er which in scorn
    The scoffer leapt, soon held the world at bay,
    So shall thy deeds of duty, lowly born,
    Be thy strong tower and glory ere the set of day.

    - Walter Richard Cassels, 'Sonnet IV - On The Death Of The Duke Of Wellington'.

    August 8, 2009