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  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.

Origin of mocking

First recorded in 1400–50; mock + -ing2 for the adjective; mock + -ing1 for the noun

Other words from mocking

  • mock·ing·ly, adverb
  • self-mock·ing, adjective
  • un·mock·ing, adjective
  • un·mock·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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