scoff at an idea

scoff at an idea
ridicule an idea, sneer at a notion

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • scoff´ing|ly — scoff1 «skf, skof», verb, noun. –v.i. to make fun to show one does not believe something; mock: »We scoffed at the idea of drowning in three inches of water. Fools, who came to scoff, remain d to pray(Oliver Goldsmith). –v.t. to jeer at; deride:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scoff´er — scoff1 «skf, skof», verb, noun. –v.i. to make fun to show one does not believe something; mock: »We scoffed at the idea of drowning in three inches of water. Fools, who came to scoff, remain d to pray(Oliver Goldsmith). –v.t. to jeer at; deride:… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • scoff — I. noun Etymology: Middle English scof, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to obsolete Danish skof jest; akin to Old Frisian skof mockery Date: 14th century 1. an expression of scorn, derision, or contempt ; gibe 2. an object of scorn, mockery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scoff at — phr verb Scoff at is used with these nouns as the object: ↑idea …   Collocations dictionary

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