- ridicule, contempt, or derision.
- a derisive, imitative action or speech.
- a subject or occasion of derision.
- an imitation, especially of a ridiculous or unsatisfactory kind.
- a mocking pretense; travesty: a mockery of justice.
- something absurdly or offensively inadequate or unfitting.
Origin of mockery
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Examples from the Web for mockery
The mockery comes from a place unburdened by history and untouched by the present.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
Our mockery of celebworld helps us evade the soul-crushing decadence concealed within.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack
December 19, 2014
Martyrdom, in this context, being defined as “mockery, slander, ostracism.”‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream
July 22, 2014
But this delightful book has much more than mockery on its mind.Newsweek Takedown From Beyond the Grave: Michael Hastings’s Fiction Tells the Truth
June 18, 2014
I detected some mockery, the mockery of infidels, but I did not care.Why Americans Should Love the World Cup
June 12, 2014
Then she fluttered a glance at him in which there was a gleam of mockery.
He looked at her haggardly, and she met his gaze with kind eyes in which there was no mockery.
But he did not profane that scene by the mockery of his art.The Prophetic Pictures (From "Twice Told Tales")
Mockery is the share they choose in the motions of the life eternal!Weighed and Wanting
If we are not truly penitent, this petition is a mockery on our lips.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
- ridicule, contempt, or derision
- a derisive action or comment
- an imitation or pretence, esp a derisive one
- a person or thing that is mocked
- a person, thing, or action that is inadequate or disappointing
Word Origin and History for mockery
early 15c., from Old French moquerie "sneering, mockery, sarcasm" (13c.), from moquer (see mock (v.)).