Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a scoffing manner; in mockery or scorn; by way of derision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a scoffing manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a scoffing manner; scornfully.

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

  • adverb in a disrespectful and mocking manner

Etymologies

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scoffing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • McMahon shook his head scoffingly at the accusation.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • McMahon shook his head scoffingly at the accusation.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • McMahon shook his head scoffingly at the accusation.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • The bomb had been designed, as the Times scoffingly put it, not by tweedy “prima-donna” university professors wandering about in search of obscure truths driven by the “mere desire to satisfy curiosity”, but by a focused SWAT team of researchers sent off to accomplish a concrete mission.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The bomb had been designed, as the Times scoffingly put it, not by tweedy “prima-donna” university professors wandering about in search of obscure truths driven by the “mere desire to satisfy curiosity”, but by a focused SWAT team of researchers sent off to accomplish a concrete mission.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • McMahon shook his head scoffingly at the accusation.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • On the other end of the comedy spectrum there's House minority leader John Boehner, who scoffingly told the conservative Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that financial reform was akin to "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon."

    Michael Winship: This Fourth of July, Celebrate 1776 -- The Movie

  • On the other end of the comedy spectrum there's House minority leader John Boehner, who scoffingly told the conservative Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that financial reform was akin to "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon."

    Michael Winship: This Fourth of July, Celebrate 1776 -- The Movie

  • France's humorless response to this prank is ironic in a way, since they scoffingly dismissed the idea of restitution as a "farce" when it was raised by the Haitian government back in 2002.

    Isabel Macdonald: Haiti's Ransom

  • The bomb had been designed, as the Times scoffingly put it, not by tweedy “prima-donna” university professors wandering about in search of obscure truths driven by the “mere desire to satisfy curiosity”, but by a focused SWAT team of researchers sent off to accomplish a concrete mission.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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