showing ridicule, contempt, or derision:Elsewhere along the parade route, small bands of protesters held mocking signs.
contemptuous, derisive, and usually imitative speech or action:Jake just turned his face away and took the mocking and ridicule his brothers dished out.
- mock·ing·ly, adverb
- self-mock·ing, adjective
- un·mock·ing, adjective
- un·mock·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use mocking in a sentence
Parton’s schoolmates mocked her makeshift coat, then locked her in a closet.‘Dolly Parton, Songteller’ is a gold mine of little-seen photos and personal anecdotes | Allison Stewart | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
The clip posted to TikTok on Friday shows the nurse mocking the health guidelines while using audio from a scene in which the Grinch reveals his true identity to Cindy Lou Who.An Oregon nurse bragged on TikTok about not wearing a mask outside of work. She’s now on administrative leave. | Andrea Salcedo | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
While Barrow supporters sometimes get upset with his ribbing, Nyang says, the people he is mocking mostly enjoy it.
It was also unlike anything I have witnessed at high school and college debates and mock trial competitions.High school debates function way better than what America saw Tuesday night | jakemeth | October 1, 2020 | Fortune
There’s a merino wool surfboard in the lobby, a merino wool bed in a mock bedroom, and a merino wool yoga mat on the merino wool carpeted floor.Allbirds is stepping up for the planet—by treading lightly on it | sheilamarikar | September 21, 2020 | Fortune
He stood, upset that she used his nickname mockingly, to hurt him.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand | Elliot Ackerman | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Leap ahead eight more years, and there is Richard Nixon on Laugh-In asking self-mockingly, "Sock it to ME?"
Poles are eyed by Arabs (0:17), and in turn mockingly call Russians “gefilte fish with sugar” (1:06).
“Nothing would make us prouder than to have more Tonys than any other show on Broadway,” the producers mockingly said.The Tony Awards Are About a Lot More Than Theatrical Excellence | Janice Kaplan | June 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In my dreams again and again an indefinable shadow mockingly comes and cries to me, he is not to be yours, he is to be mine.The Fifth String | John Philip Sousa
The first speaker, a Spanish officer, laughed mockingly as he uttered this apology.Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser | Walter Fenton Mott
Asa laughed mockingly, and Abner took a threatening step toward him, but Mary touched his arm again.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
George did not as usual caress her, but he asked her mockingly, "if her hair had commenced coming out!"The English Orphans | Mary Jane Holmes
Her thoughts ceased, however, when she saw Chavis grin at her, mockingly.The Range Boss | Charles Alden Seltzer