Definitions for mockeryˈmɒk ə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mock•er•yˈmɒk ə ri(n.)(pl.)-er•ies.

  1. ridicule; derision.

  2. a derisive, imitative action or speech.

  3. a subject or occasion of derision.

  4. a mocking pretense or imitation; travesty:

    a mockery of justice.

  5. something absurdly or offensively inadequate or unfitting.

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mockery(noun)

an act of making fun of something

She could not bear the mockery of the other children.

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