What does mockery mean?

Definitions for mockeryˈmɒk ə ri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mockery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jeer, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffing(noun)

    showing your contempt by derision

  2. parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on(noun)

    a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

  3. parody, mockery, takeoff(noun)

    humorous or satirical mimicry

Wiktionary

  1. mockery(Noun)

    The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.

  2. mockery(Noun)

    Something so lacking in necessary qualities as to inspire ridicule; a laughing-stock.

  3. mockery(Noun)

    Something insultingly imitative; an offensively futile action, gesture etc.

  4. mockery(Noun)

    Mimicry, imitation, now usually in a derogatory sense; a travesty, a ridiculous simulacrum.

    The defendant wasn't allowed to speak at his own trial - it was a mockery of justice.

  5. Origin: Fropm mokerie, mokery, and mocquerie, moquerie, from moquer, moker + -erie, perhaps from Greek μωκός - mokos, "mocker".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mockery(noun)

    the act of mocking, deriding, and exposing to contempt, by mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of earnestness; a counterfeit appearance

  2. Mockery(noun)

    insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule

  3. Mockery(noun)

    subject of laughter, derision, or sport

  4. Origin: [F. moquerie.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mockery in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mockery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kim Jong:

    It made a mockery of our sovereignty.

  2. Kedar Joshi:

    The worst mockery God can make of a moralist is that He compels him to be a solipsist.

  3. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

    The cause of liberty becomes a mockery if the price to be paid is the wholesale destruction of those who are to enjoy liberty.

  4. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health everything unconditional belongs in pathology.

  5. Charlotte Bronte:

    No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure.

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