noun, plural mock·er·ies.
- mockernut hickory,
Origin of mockery
Examples from the Web for mockery
The mockery comes from a place unburdened by history and untouched by the present.
Our mockery of celebworld helps us evade the soul-crushing decadence concealed within.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Martyrdom, in this context, being defined as “mockery, slander, ostracism.”‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream|Candida Moss|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Christopher Dickey|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I detected some mockery, the mockery of infidels, but I did not care.
What a mockery Elijah's translation seems, upon that theory!Catharine|Nehemiah Adams
The brigantine had indeed showed a light, as if in mockery of the attempt of the royal cruiser.The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas|James Fenimore Cooper
Starcad's loathing for a smith recalls the mockery with which the Homeric gods treat Hephaistos.The Danish History, Books I-IX|Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
There was mockery in the depths of her eyes, but the scarlet lips arched in a not unkindly smile.A Volunteer with Pike|Robert Ames Bennet
It was an opening for mockery and good-natured raillery, but she did not make use of it.The Price|Francis Lynde
noun plural -eries
early 15c., from Old French moquerie "sneering, mockery, sarcasm" (13c.), from moquer (see mock (v.)).