Definitions

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  • n. The act of scoffing; mockery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of scoffing; scoffing conduct; mockery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of scoffing; mockery.

Etymologies

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scoff +‎ -ery

Examples

  • Headed by the infamous apostate Voltaire, a group of Rationalist writers brought out an Encyclopedia, which, pretending to be a summary of modern knowledge, carried, scattered through it, articles attacking Catholic beliefs and ideals with the weapons of scoffery and ridicule.

    Archive 2007-10-14

  • Satirist, but with more rayling and scoffery then became a Poet Lawreat, such among the Greekes were called _Pantomimi_, with vs Buffons, altogether applying their wits to Scurrillities & other ridiculous matters.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • "He was a sharp satirist, but with more railing and scoffery than became a poet-laureate," * said one.

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • A vote for Berger is a vote of scoffery against the St. Louis platform -- a vote of apology for the platform, dissipation of its meaning, and disavowal of its essential spirit.

    The Red Conspiracy

  • Skelton a sharpe Satirist, but with more rayling and scoffery then became a Poet Lawreat, such among the Greekes were called Pantomimi, with vs Buffons, altogether applying their wits to Scurrillities & other ridiculous matters.

    The Arte of English Poesie

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