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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • v. 嘲笑n. 嘲笑, 笑柄;v. 狼吞虎咽
  • [英] v. 嘲笑 ( to show contempt by derisive acts or language) ; v. 狼吞虎咽 ( to eat greedily)
  • [例] the scoffs of one's fellow ( 同伴的嗤笑)

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

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, or derision

II. verb

  • Date: 14th century
  • intransitive verb
    • to show contempt by derisive acts or language <scoffed at the idea>
  • transitive verb
    • to treat or address with derision ; mock
  • ? scoffer noun
  • Synonyms:
    • scoff, jeer, gibe, fleer, sneer, flout mean to show one's contempt in derision or mockery. scoff stresses insolence, disrespect, or incredulity as motivating the derision <scoffed at their concerns>. jeer suggests a coarser more undiscriminating derision<the crowd jeered at the prisoners>. gibe implies taunting either good-naturedly or in sarcastic derision<hooted and gibed at the umpire>. fleer suggests grinning or grimacing derisively<the saucy jackanapes fleered at my credulity>. sneer stresses insulting by contemptuous facial expression, phrasing, or tone of voice<sneered at anything romantic>. flout stresses contempt shown by refusal to heed<flouted the conventions of polite society>.

III. verb

  • Etymology: alteration of dialect scaff to eat greedily
  • Date: 1846
  • transitive verb
    • 1. to eat greedily <scoffed dinner>
    • 2. seize — often used with up<scoffed up the free gifts>
  • intransitive verb
    • to eat something greedily

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