scoff at (someone or something)

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scoff at (someone or something)

To dismiss something with scorn, ridicule, or derision. The CEO scoffed at the backlash, confident that those complaining were nothing but a vocal minority. They scoffed at me when I warned them of the disastrous fault in the system, but now they're seeing just how right I was.
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scoff at someone or something

to show ridicule or scorn for someone or something. The directors scoffed at her when she presented her plan. They scoffed at my new hat, not realizing how stylish it was.
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References in classic literature ?
The Man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at. The men said: "Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey of yours and your hulking son?"
MANILA -- Instead of scoffing at government witnesses in the pork barrel scam, Vice President Jejomar Binay should support the government's effort in pursuing those involved in the scam, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Monday.
But it saddens me that instead of encouraging us to further strengthen evidence, [he] is belittling or even scoffing at our evidence," De Lima told reporters.
But a group of Villa fans were today taking a taste test to decide on the fare they will be scoffing at next season's home games.
I decided to make amends for my past scoffing at the electoral process and undo whatever damage Stevie is allowed to do in the name of democracy.
Scoffing at the thought she says: "Geri works her a**e off - she never chills.