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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The nine-month-old Norfolk Black and Blue scoffs at anyone who feels sorry for him being the only one of a flock of 50 left unsold at a pick-your-own farm.
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Randolph scoffs at her firmly convinced Daisy murdered his relative.
Totally disillusioned with the Church, she challenges papal infallibility, scoffs at the hierarchy, and promotes modem ideas, such as destructuring the Church by giving more power and "personal moral choice" to the laity.
Smith scoffs at the naturalism expressed by Carl Sagan in his PBS series Cosmos.
Praeger scoffs at using heart-damaging hydrogenated oils.
McGie scoffs at the MNR hiring a consultant to tell the minister something she already told him.
Jade scoffs at the idea of being the perfect housewife and fights a constant battle between motherhood and her careen Her sharp tongue gets everyone's blood boiling.
The baker scoffs at her request, and as a cruel joke, weighs the weight of one mass--as written on a tiny corner of paper--against the bread to be offered.