What does mockery mean?

Definitions for mockery
ˈmɒk ə rimock·ery

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.

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

  2. mockery(Noun)

    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. mockery(Noun)

    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. 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.

    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. 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

    Etymology: [F. moquerie.]

  2. Mockery(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. moquerie.]

  3. Mockery(noun)

    subject of laughter, derision, or sport

    Etymology: [F. moquerie.]

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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

Examples of mockery in a Sentence

  1. Julie Hubbard:

    We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests, we are encouraged by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end.

  2. Jean Su:

    We're disappointed that The Supreme Court won't consider the President Donald Trump administration's flagrant abuse of the law to fast-track border wall construction, the Trump administration has made a mockery of the Constitution to build an enormously destructive wall. We'll continue to fight these illegal waivers and do everything possible to prevent further damage to the beautiful borderlands.

  3. Kedar Joshi:

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

  4. Franklin Pounders:

    The criticism came from people who thought guns, even concealed by church security, were a mockery of people who claimed faith in God to meet all their needs in life, my philosophy is a bit different. The Bible says, 'In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.'.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Worse than a husband who lives own life as a slave to his wife is the person who feels no shame and giggles or enjoys or laughs out when the people make a mockery on his slavery to his spouse.

Images & Illustrations of mockery

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