What does mockery mean?

Definitions for mockery
ˈmɒk ə rimock·e·ry

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jeer, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffingnoun

    showing your contempt by derision

  2. parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-onnoun

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

  3. parody, mockery, takeoffnoun

    humorous or satirical mimicry

Wiktionary

  1. mockerynoun

    The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.

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

  2. mockerynoun

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

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

  3. mockerynoun

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

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

  4. mockerynoun

    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.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Mockery

    Mockery or mocking is the act of insulting or making light of a person or other thing, sometimes merely by taunting, but often by making a caricature, purporting to engage in imitation in a way that highlights unflattering characteristics. Mockery can be done in a lighthearted and gentle way, but can also be cruel and hateful, such that it "conjures images of corrosion, deliberate degradation, even subversion; thus, 'to laugh at in contempt, to make sport of' (OED)". Mockery appears to be unique to humans, and serves a number of psychological functions, such as reducing the perceived imbalance of power between authority figures and common people. Examples of mockery can be found in literature and the arts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mockerynoun

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

    Etymology: [F. moquerie.]

  2. Mockerynoun

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

    Etymology: [F. moquerie.]

  3. Mockerynoun

    subject of laughter, derision, or sport

    Etymology: [F. moquerie.]

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  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

Examples of mockery in a Sentence

  1. Kim Jong:

    It made a mockery of our sovereignty.

  2. Konstantin Bogomolov:

    It's a bit of mockery of the political situation in general, of course. But mostly it's about the aesthetics of society, how we speak of what's going on, by having a go at the aesthetics of the society, rather than political questions, you hit the people harder.

  3. Yaqiu Wang:

    The shutdown of a Protestant church in Chengdu epitomizes the Xi Jinping government's relentless assault on religious freedom in China, it makes a mockery of the government's claim that it respects religious beliefs.

  4. Raul Munoz:

    It's very difficult to see what the point of this was and much less that it could be effective, it's awful. It's shocking. It's a mockery.

  5. Peter Saunders:

    He is making a mockery of the papal commission (into child abuse), of the Pope himself, but most of all of the victims and the survivors, he has a catalog of denigrating people, of acting with callousness, cold-heartedness, almost sociopathic I would go as far as to say, this lack of care.

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