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ˈmɒk ə rimock·ery

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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.

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

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. 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who does not make good amount of money and enjoy luxury in spite of making own name reach across the world to get it published at various blogs & books, is only made mockery by the people and then any tom, dick & harry try to teach or preach him as what he lacks in his competency to be a legendary.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil:

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

  4. Jimmy De Frenne:

    Self-mockery is the best humor there is. Why am I doing this? Why not? There is nothing I like more than people making fun of me, because then I can do the same with them.

  5. Josefina Meza:

    But when I started to speak more Spanish and talk with them, I understood the mockery.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. disguise
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