As verbs the difference between scoff and humiliate
is that scoff
is to jeer; laugh at with contempt and derision or scoff
can be (british) to eat food quickly while humiliate
is to injure a person's dignity and self-respect.
As a noun scoff
is derision; ridicule; a derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach or scoff
can be (south africa) food.
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)
To injure a person's dignity and self-respect.
* See also