noun, plural mock·er·ies.
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Rodimer entered just hours before the filing deadline, drawing some mockery from fellow Republicans.The Trailer: Is election reform headed for passage, courts, or nowhere?|David Weigel|March 4, 2021|Washington Post
Football coaches at all levels have made a mockery of mask-wearing, with the NFL imposing hefty fines on coaches who expose their noses and mouths and some college conferences threatening to dock schools up to $1 million.A college football coach’s season at war with the coronavirus — and his own school|Kent Babb|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
It makes a mockery of those rules to say that misallocating funds to decorate your office, for example, is punishable, but seeking to undo an election and inciting rioters are not.
In its lawsuit, the Justice Department argues that Facebook's hiring practices made a mockery of these requirements.Feds say Facebook broke US law offering permanent jobs to H-1B workers|Timothy B. Lee|December 3, 2020|Ars Technica
Revel in mirth as Borat makes a mockery of a pair of rubes with a Don’t Tread on Me flag who were kind enough to take him in in the midst of the covid-19 epidemic!You should side with Borat’s victims, not mock them|Sonny Bunch|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
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.
He drew himself up, twisted his moustache, and met her eyes—they were rather sad and tired—with the roguish mockery of his own.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
A mockery of a government—a disgrace to the office pretended to be held—a parody on the position assumed.
He did not like his cynical way of looking at things, nor understand his mockery of current morality.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
He could not go further, for it seemed to him like mockery to suggest by way of comfort that fourteen years would come to an end.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
For all your sneers and your mockery you've always known I loved you the way a man loves a decent woman.Summer|Edith Wharton