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[ mok-ing ]


  1. showing ridicule, contempt, or derision:

    Elsewhere along the parade route, small bands of protesters held mocking signs.


  1. contemptuous, derisive, and usually imitative speech or action:

    Jake just turned his face away and took the mocking and ridicule his brothers dished out.

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Other Words From

  • mock·ing·ly adverb
  • self-mock·ing adjective
  • un·mock·ing adjective
  • un·mock·ing·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of mocking1

First recorded in 1400–50; mock ( def ) + -ing 2( def ) for the adjective; mock ( def ) + -ing 1( def ) for the noun

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Example Sentences

Spiders keeping me company, traversing invisible filaments, playfully mocking me with their graceful mobility.

This program enables us to perform the same way but on a digital mock-up.

Outside these specific categories are three modernistic wings — Villanova’s Saddiq Bey, Florida State’s Devin Vassell and Vanderbilt’s Aaron Nesmith — who have been pegged by most mock drafts as worthy of a late lottery pick.

From 2016 to 2018, Volodymyr Kvashuk worked for Microsoft as a tester, placing mock online orders to make sure everything was working smoothly.

Laid off two years later, she set to work that very day mocking up a Web page for the nonprofit news site she had long toyed with starting — and just kept on reporting.

“‘Pull your pants up, black people,’” said Buress, mocking Cosby from the stage.

And keep in mind that even pre-ISIS, an Iraqi comedian was killed in 2006 for comically mocking those in power.

But we should beware of the facile tradition of criticizing colleges, professors, and the young (or just mocking them).

Oliver bares his soul as he highlights comments in which he is compared to a parrot and knocked for mocking an unremarkable soda.

Kim is mocking the entire value system on which she built her career, as well as her own less-than-savory past.

He stepped clear of the two men, faced the others, a mocking smile on his lips.

Dick hesitated a few seconds, and then told him, while Romanoff listened with a mocking smile on his lips.

Once an expression swept over his features which suggested a kind of mocking pity, but it was only for a moment.

But she altered her voice and began singing on such a mocking note that Frdric reddened to his very ears.

A mocking laugh arose from somewhere in the passage and echoed loudly and weirdly.


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