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Princeton's WordNet

  1. derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, tauntingadjective

    abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

    "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"

  2. mocking, teasing, quizzicaladjective

    playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

    "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell

Wiktionary

  1. mockingnoun

    action of the verb to mock

  2. mockingadjective

    derisive or contemptuous

  3. mockingadjective

    teasing or taunting

Wikipedia

  1. mocking

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. mocking

    Mocking refers to the act of making fun of, ridiculing or imitating someone or something in a derisive or contemptuous manner, often to expose their follies, weaknesses, or inconsistencies. It can also refer to creating a replica or representation to test or demonstrate something, as in software development.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mocking

    of Mock

  2. Mockingadjective

    imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mocking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mocking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of mocking in a Sentence

  1. Nicole Neily:

    Far too many elected officials have shown over the past two years that the 'consent of the governed' is little more than an inconvenient speed bump on the road to advancing their unpopular agendas. Mocking and dismissing the concerns of the community may be cathartic for petty dictators, but it is not a path to electoral success.

  2. Sarah Palin:

    We walked away from the draft of that treaty giving a win to Iran, our sworn enemy, iran, who immediately after the deal was struck, started mocking us and poking us and saying yes, of course we're going to violate it. Thanks for freeing up $150 billion, America, too.

  3. Shifty Schiff:

    It's clear it's mocking the President and just as clearly the President doesn't like being mocked, but it was a mafia kind of... organized crime shakedown, if the President wasn't attacking me about this, he'd be attacking about something else.

  4. Joe Scarborough:

    Co-host Joy Behar, who was recently forced to apologize for mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith, even pressed Avenatti on whether or not there is actually evidence regarding claims that Stormy Daniels ' was threatened. MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough is about as anti-Trump as anyone in mainstream media. The former Republican congressman disassociated himself from the GOP amid disagreements with the president and is now a registered Independent. His co-host and fianc, MikaBrzezinski, questions Trump’s mental health on a regular basis and has been on the receiving end of personal attacks from Trump’s Twitter account. But despite the on-going feud with Donald Trump at all, the MSNBC star had a hard time believing some of the details alleged by Stormy Daniels ' after Michael Avenatti built up anticipation. [ Avenatti ] told us two weeks ago that she was threatened with assault and we would find out more on ‘ 60 Minutes, ’ when in fact we found out nothing new on ‘ 60 Minutes. ’.

  5. Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic:

    Pristina is mocking both the international community and the European Union.

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