mockery

[ mok-uh-ree ]
/ ˈmɒk ə ri /

noun, plural mock·er·ies.

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

1400–50; late Middle English moquerie < Middle French. See mock, -ery

Related forms

self-mock·er·y, noun
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mockery

/ (ˈmɒkərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

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

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