Scoff vs Derogatory - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between scoff and derogatory
is that scoff
is derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach or scoff
can be (south africa) food while derogatory
is a trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history.
As a verb scoff
is to jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision or scoff
can be (british) to eat food quickly.
As an adjective derogatory is
tending to derogate, or lessen in value of someone; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious.
From (etyl) scof/skof, of Scandinavian origin. Compare (etyl) skaup, Danish skuffelse(noun)/skuffe(verb) and Old High German scoph.
Derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
* 1852 , The Dublin University Magazine (page 66)
- With scoffs , and scorns, and contumelious taunts.
An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.
- There were sneers, and scoffs , and inuendoes of some; prophecies of failure in a hundred ways
- The scoff of withered age and beardless youth.
* derision, ridicule
* See also
To jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision.
- Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, / And fools who came to scoff , remained to pray.
* contemn, deride, sneer
(South Africa) Food.
(British) To eat food quickly.
(South Africa) To eat.
* (eat quickly) (l), (l) (US)
Tending to derogate, or lessen in value of someone; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious.
* (rfdate) (Blackstone).
* (rfdate) (Macaulay).
- Acts of Parliament derogatory from the power of subsequent Parliaments bind not.
(legal) When referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; – a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion. (rfd-sense)
- His language was severely censured by some of his brother peers as derogatory to their other.
In common language, particularly used in the phrase “derogatory term”, equivalent to less common pejorative, and in “derogatory statements”, equivalent to more casual offensive.
* derogatory clause/clause derogatory
A trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history.